Wrap-Up on Backup from Microsoft Ignite (with Video)

As ESG often tries to do, here is a short summary video of ESG’s impressions from a major industry event – Microsoft Ignite, held in Atlanta over September 26-29, 2016 – from a backup perspective. In the video, I suggested that Microsoft is a leader in Windows data protection. Certainly, this is not to disparage … Read more

Could VeeamON be the next MMS?

This week is the first VeeamON, Availability for the Modern Data Center, conference in Las Vegas. As I listened to the side conversations and such, I was reminded of the special-ness of Microsoft Management Summit (MMS). Not MMS 2010+, when Microsoft started shoe-horning everything in the Server & Tools line-up, before eventually killing it and … Read more

The best accessories for Surface Pro don’t all come from Microsoft

A few months ago, I wrote about how my Surface Pro (v1) had become the only device that I travel with (blog). Since then, I have streamlined optimized even further, with a few other gadgets.  In my travel bag: Portable DVD/Blu-Ray from Buffalo ($85) This ultra-portable Blu-Ray player/burner is barely larger than two blu-ray plastic … Read more

Need Help with WinSvr 2012 Storage Spaces

Howdy MS friends, I used to be a fan of Windows Server 2012’s Storage Spaces: http://blog.jasonbuffington.com/index.php/2013/06/checking-out-my-newest-storage-appliance-for-under-2000/ And for those that don’t know, I used to work at MS … on Windows storage features.  But I am totally stuck – and needing help. Two of my five drives in a Storage Space failed.  So, like I … Read more