Microsoft Storage: WinFS, R2 and DPM

Microsoft has been busy when it comes to storage. One of Microsoft's highest-profile technologies in development aims to change the way storage is handled in the operating system. Called WinFS, the project is not a sure thing. But with a new beta in testers hands, Microsoft is offering a lot more detail on what WinFS might look like. In the near-term, Microsoft will roll out a new backup and recovery server later this month and also has storage improvements coming to Windows Server 2003 R2 later this year.

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Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.