So far in this series I have used the new storage features of Windows Server 2012 as a place to run VMs from, but there’s more to it than that. Shared storage used to mean presenting SAN storage inside a cluster, and you relied on your SAN experts to provision the storage you needed. However with SAS / JBOD technologies coming along it’s possible to create storage that’s still highly available. However you might still want access to some of the clever things a SAN can do like thin provisioning, where you define storage you plan to use but actually haven’t got yet. So in this short screencast I show how storage spaces in Windows Server meets this need..