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31 Days of our Favorite Things: Just when you thought SMB couldn’t get any better (Part 17 of 31)

“SMB?  You mean Server Message Block?”

Yep. 

Your Server.  (Okay.. it was a stretch.)“Better?  It’s just the protocol for accessing files across a network, isn’t it?”

Yes.  But can you use that file share storage for fast, highly available file access and use it for, say, a database file used by the database server?  Or as the location for a virtual machine’s hard disks and configuration; even for a virtual machine running on a virtualization plaform on another server?

“No way!  SMB could never support that kind of performance?"

Ah ha!  Guess again!  In Windows Server 2012 we have improved and included a new version of SMB: SMB 3.0.  (Here is the SMB 3.0 Overview on TechNet, in case you’re interested.)

In today’s installment of “31 Days of our Favorite Things”, my good friend Matt Hester is going to share with you all the details.

READ HIS EXCELLENT ARTICLE HERE

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Can you imagine what kinds of possibilities this is going to give you?  It’s pretty exciting.  Let’s discuss it in the comments…

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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.