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31 Days of our Favorite Things: The Resilient File System (ReFS) in Windows Server 2012 (Part 15 of 31)

New options for file storageNTFS is getting a little long in the tooth.  It has been, and continues to be, a rock-solid file system on which most of the world’s data on disk is stored.  And it is still the default disk format for installations of Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.  

Enter ReFS – the new Resilient File System available with Windows Server 2012.  In today’s “31 Days of our Favorite Things” article, Keith Mayer describes in detail the benefits of the new ReFS,  how it compares to NTFS, and when you might want to choose it as the format for a new data volume.


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Kevin is an engaging and highly sought-after speaker and webcaster who has landed several times on Microsoft's top 10 webcast list, and has delivered many top-scoring TechNet events and webcasts. In his past outside of Microsoft, Kevin has held positions such as software engineer, information systems professional, and information systems manager. He loves sharing helpful new solutions and technologies with his IT professional peers.

A prolific blogger, Kevin shares his thoughts, ideas and tips on his “Full of I.T.” blog (http://aka.ms/FullOfIT). He also contributes to and moderates the TechNet Forum IT Manager discussion (http://aka.ms/ITManager), and presents live TechNet Events throughout the central U.S. (http://www.technetevents.com). When he's not busy learning or blogging about new technologies, Kevin enjoys digital photography and videography, and sings in a band. (Q: Midlife crisis? A: More cowbell!) He continues to challenge his TechNet Event audiences to sing Karaoke with him.