Windows Server Technical Preview – Storage Survival Guide (links to articles, blogs, downloads)

This blog post offers a collection of links to the publicly available content for those experimenting with the Windows Server Technical Preview, with focus in Storage.
 
Blog posts about the Windows Server Technical Preview

An early look at the future of the datacenter from Microsoft
Storage Replica Guide Released for Windows Server Technical Preview
Storage Quality of Service Guide Released for Windows Server Technical Preview
Introducing Cloud Witness in Windows Server Technical Preview

 
Technet content about the Windows Server Technical Preview

What’s New in Storage Services in Windows Server Technical Preview (Storage QoS, Storage Replica)
What’s New in Failover Clustering in Windows Server Technical Preview (Cluster Rolling Upgrade, Storage QoS)
What’s new for Hyper-V in the Technical Preview (Rolling Upgrades, Storage QoS, Hyper-V Manager updates, etc.)
Release Notes: Important Issues in the Windows Server Technical Preview
TechNet Forum for questions on the Windows Server Technical Preview

 
Guides

Windows Server Technical Preview Storage Replica Guide (both Server to Server and Stretch Cluster)
Windows Server Technical Preview Step-by-Step Guide for Storage Quality of Service (Storage QoS)
Cluster Operating System Rolling Upgrade in Windows Server Technical Preview (Cluster OS Upgrade)

 
TechEd Europe 2014 Presentations and other videos

Software Defined Storage in the Next Release of Windows Server (Includes demos for Storage QoS at minute 23:20 and Storage Replica at minute 41:15. Introduces Storage Spaces Shared Nothing at minute 51:35)
Building Scalable and Reliable Backup Solutions in the Next Release of Windows Server Hyper-V
Delivering Predictable Storage Performance with Storage Quality of Service in the Next Release of Windows (Storage QoS)
Advantages of Upgrading Your Private Cloud Infrastructure in the Next Release of Windows Server (Cluster OS Upgrade)
Stretching Failover Clusters and Using Storage Replica for Disaster Recovery in the Next Release of Windows (Storage Replica)
Design Scale-Out File Server Clusters in the Next Release of Windows Server (Scale-Out File Server, Storage Spaces Shared Nothing at minute 1:02:00)
Software Defined Networking in the Next Release of Windows Server: Network Controller Fundamentals (RDMA to the host at minute 40:00) 
Edge Show: vNext Failover Clustering in Windows Server Technical Preview with Elden Christensen

 
Download links related to the Windows Server Technical Preview

Windows Server Technical Preview Download for MSDN subscribers – (MSDN subscription required)
Windows Server Technical Preview Evaluation Download (no MSDN subscription required, sign-in required)
Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview (use Windows 10 to remotely manage Windows Server Technical Preview)
Pre-release Driver for Mellanox RDMA Network Interfaces (from the Mellanox web site, supports RDMA to the host)

 
Azure 

Windows Server Technical Preview already available in the Azure gallery
Deploying the Windows Server Technical Preview in Azure using the portal (blog by Keith Mayer)
Deploying the Windows Server Technical Preview in Azure using PowerShell (blog by Trevor Sullivan)

 
Protocol Documentation

SMB 3.1 Protocol Preview –  [MS-SMB2-Diff]: Server Message Block (SMB) Protocol Versions 2 and 3
Storage QoS Protocol Preview – [MS-SQOS-Preview]: Storage Quality of Service Protocol

 

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Updated on 11/24/2014 – Added  Edge Show link and Cloud Witness blogUpdated on 11/06/2014 – Added TechEd Talk and driver link for RDMA to the hostUpdated on 10/30/2014 – Added the Cluster OS Upgrade guide and links to TechEd Europe talksUpdated on 10/24/2014 – Added the nice picture posted by @windowsserverUpdated on 10/24/2014 – Added link to the Storage QoS GuideUpdated on 10/21/2014 – Added link to the TechEd Europe SessionsUpdated on 10/07/2014 – Added link to the Storage Replica GuideOriginal post on 10/02/2014

http://blogs.technet.com/b/josebda/archive/2014/11/24/windows-server-technical-preview-storage-survival-guide.aspx