While Windows 8 client machines will continue to use the NTFS filesystem, Microsoft's Surendra Verma has given us some details on Windows 8 Server's new "Resilient File System," or ReFS. ReFS is meant to maintain compatibility with the most frequently-used features of NTFS, including Bitlocker encryption compatibility, Access Control Lists (ACLs) to control permissions, change notifications, symbolic links, and others, while shedding legacy features and picking up new ones to make it more useful and versatile on today's drives. ReFS's server-oriented features work best in conjunction with Storage Spaces, which we discussed last week - if you don't remember, Storage Spaces is a feature available for both NTFS and ReFS volumes that can provide redundancy and pooled storage for numerous internal and external drives of...

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