How can we improve the storage platform and management in Windows Server?

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 the Windows Client installation. If you Bing on “dedup on Windows 8” you’ll see a number of postings on what people have done.)

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