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  1. Enable Work Folders for team shares

    Today, Work Folders only work with individual user data, it will be helpful to support team shares

    96 votes
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  2. Better management integration for Work Folders and FSRM

    Today, FSRM and Work Folders management are through different app: Server manager, MMC. It will be good to have one management UI.

    11 votes
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  3. Allow online geometry change and pool mobility in Storage Spaces.

    I want to be able to move a virtual disk from one pool to another. The same functionality should be capable of changing the underlying geometry. I.e. - 4 col 2 copy --> 8 col 3 copy or parity to mirror. The virtual disk should float above the pools and be portable.

    14 votes
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  4. Enable high speed backup, e.g. via NDMP, for large Windows fileservers

    File-level backup is a big pain-point for large Windows fileserver (5-20TB). Whenever we have a need to provide a fileserver > 10TB, we switch to NetApp - only backup of the backup issue.

    It would be a big help if Windows Server would provide a blocklevel / highspeed / NDMP like interface to backup huge amounts in a decent time.

    6 votes
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  5. Add Support for Storage Spaces in virtual environment and as iSCSI target

    Recently I looked at using an iSCSI target VHDX on a storage space volume in a hosted environment where I don’t have access to Hyper-V, so can’t create a dedup VHDX that the hypervisor uses.

    The reasons I did this was three-fold.
    1. I could create a VHDX using an iSCSI target to a Windows Server running Storage Spaces – hence a VHDX file on a Windows volume that I could dedup.
    2. I now had a dynamic disk so for a space hungry application like DPM that requires overallocation for replica and recovery point volumes, I could create a…

    10 votes
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  6. Add deduplication support to client OS

    Today there is an enthusiast community* that runs deduplication bits on client for various applications, e.g., keeping multiple virtual disk images on an SSD. Enabling it on a larger scale would allow both clients and enterprises to save costs by having to buy smaller SSDs and by being able to store more aggregated data. While the overall usage may remain small, there would be a dedicated following of fans and users that would find this feature highly useful.

    *(These enthusiasts typically capture the dedup package from a Windows Server installation and then use the dism tool to add them to…

    724 votes
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  7. Add Work Folders support for Linux [Separated Idea]

    Add Work Folders support for Linux

    MSFT NOTE: This idea was separated from http://windowsserver.uservoice.com/forums/295056-storage/suggestions/8212707-work-folder-support-for-android-os-x-linux, which originally contained multiple ideas. Please always supply only one idea in a given posting, so that your supporters and Microsoft can evaluate them easily as single units.

    5 votes
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  8. Add Work Folders support for OS X [Separated Idea]

    Add Work Folders support for OS X

    MSFT NOTE: This idea was separated from http://windowsserver.uservoice.com/forums/295056-storage/suggestions/8212707-work-folder-support-for-android-os-x-linux, which originally contained multiple ideas. Please always supply only one idea in a given posting, so that your supporters and Microsoft can evaluate them easily as single units.

    57 votes
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  9. Introduce Universal app support for Work Folders [Separated Idea]

    Add Work Folders universal app for Windows desktop/phone.

    MSFT NOTE: This idea was separated from http://windowsserver.uservoice.com/forums/295056-storage/suggestions/8003814-improve-work-folders, which originally contained multiple ideas. Please always supply only one idea in a given posting, so that your supporters and Microsoft can evaluate them easily as single units.

    18 votes
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  10. Simplify certificate management from UI for Work Folders server [Separated Idea]

    Today, the certificate management is done through cmd line. It will be nice to add support for managing certificate in the UI.

    MSFT NOTE: This idea was separated from http://windowsserver.uservoice.com/forums/295056-storage/suggestions/8003814-improve-work-folders, which originally contained multiple ideas. Please always supply only one idea in a given posting, so that your supporters and Microsoft can evaluate them easily as single units.

    12 votes
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  11. Add selective sync in Work Folders [Separated Idea]

    Today, Work Folders client will sync the entire dataset on the client. Some devices don't have too much storage space. A selective sync feature for Windows platform (equal to the one on iOS) would be great, which only downloads the namespaces, and download data when user selects it.

    MSFT NOTE: This idea was separated from http://windowsserver.uservoice.com/forums/295056-storage/suggestions/8306178-improve-work-folders-feature, which originally contained multiple ideas. Please always supply only one idea in a given posting, so that your supporters and Microsoft can evaluate them easily as single units.

    69 votes
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  12. Ability to view/access Work Folders files on the server through web browser [Separated Idea]

    Possibility to view / download "Read only" files from web browser on any computer without establishing a Work Folders partnership that downloads the files to the computer. This would also be great for non-domain joined Windows 7 computers.

    MSFT NOTE: This idea was separated from http://windowsserver.uservoice.com/forums/295056-storage/suggestions/8306178-improve-work-folders-feature, which originally contained multiple ideas. Please always supply only one idea in a given posting, so that your supporters and Microsoft can evaluate them easily as single units.

    32 votes
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  13. VSS Minimum Hold Time

    VSS helps to go back to an earlier version but only within the range of the available spae for a VSS Copy. So if there are many many changes on the storage, we cannot use "previous Version" for a long time. A friend of mine was hit by one of these nasty encryption trojans. So i'l like to configure a Minimum amount of time to not overwrite VSS-Information to recover from that.
    I know that this means "more room" for VSS-Data or setting a Disk to "ReadONly" to protect that. So it should be configurable by partition. But this could…

    2 votes
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  14. 4 votes
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  15. Improve the Storage GUI

    Right now, the Storage GUI does not have the same functionality as the Storage PowerShell cmdlets.
    Especially when doing advanced things with write cache.
    Can you please improve the GUI to have the same capabilities as the cmdlets?

    13 votes
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  16. Make the alerting for failed disks in storage pools more noticeable

    Currently, a failed disk shows up as a warning level alert in the StorageSpaces-Driver Operational event log.
    Can you please add an alert to the dashboard level of Server Manager to indicate that there is degraded storage that needs attention, or perhaps add an Action Center alert?
    I know that I can script a scan for that alert in the event log, and script a check for the health status with Get-PhysicalDisk, Get-VirtualDisk and Get-StoragePool.
    It would be nice if the default was for Windows to be a little more outgoing about letting us know there was a problem, just…

    21 votes
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  17. More Performance Counters

    Include more performance counters about storage cache hits and misses, and tier hits and misses.
    Currently there is the daily tier report in the event log but not much else.
    Combined with the ability to adjust cache sizes.

    6 votes
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  18. Include StorSimple functionality as a role on Windows Server

    Since StorSimple is just a bunch of disks with a great software layer on top of, include that software layer as a role in Windows Server so we can use any server for the same functionality.

    28 votes
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  19. Allow enclosure awareness and Cross-JBOD virtual disks with only 2 SAS JBOD enclosures

    The current storage spaces need at least 3 enclosures to activate this scenario.

    It would be nice - if technically possible - to lower the requirement to 2 enclosures for 2way-mirror. Two 60 slots SAS JBOD already allow for quite a nice amount of storage, and a third one isn't always needed.

    9 votes
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  20. Enable read cache for all storage type with local ssd/nvme

    Add ReadCache for storage with SSD/NVME , so each host can allocate local storage for read cache ,no matter what storage type its hosting vm on , this will help accelerate workload not on high performance backend

    10 votes
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