TechEd North America 2014 – Content Catalog is Live

This year Microsoft’s primary technology conference TechEd North America 2014 will take place in May 12-15 in Houston, Texas. Having been combined this time with MMS (Microsoft Management Summit) the content on the platter will be phenomenal. With only two months to go, the Content Catalog is out. There are a few improvements in comparison to last years Schedule Builder such as preferred and alternative sessions on your own schedule. Also, it is now easier print out your schedule and sync wit Outlook or web calendars. I have to allocate some time to go through it and build my initial schedule soon…

Go on, take a peek. You can find it here: TechEd North America 2014 Content Catalog.

Storage Tiering – Minimum Volume Size not Accepted in Terabytes

I’ve been playing around and testing the new Storage Tiering feature that came along with Windows Server 2012 R2. I’m impressed I must say. I have a few 2TB HDDs in my test lab and disk I/O has always been the bottle neck when it comes to performance. The new Storage Tiering feature boosted my lab so much that I’m not sure if I’m using the same hardware anymore. The total disk I/O skyrocketed just by adding two 128GB SSDs and creating a tiered storage with Storage Spaces. Add Data Deduplication to the mix and it’s even better! Continue reading