Jose Barreto's Blog

A blog by Jose Barreto, a member of the OneDrive team at Microsoft.

PowerShell script to check my backup by comparing file hashes

This sample PowerShell script compares the files in two different paths by calculating and comparing...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 05/27/2018

Blogs and Announcements Office Blogs: Defend yourself from cybercrime with new Office 365...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 04/25/2018

OneDrive Files Restore - User Guide

This guide is intended to help you use the new OneDrive Files Restore feature. 1. What is Files...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 04/24/2018

Open sourcing SuperDir, a file manager for CP/M written in the 1980s

Microsoft has open sourced the 1990s File Manager for Windows 3.0 this week. You can check it out at...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 04/10/2018

Path to the Server (An Ode to SMB Multichannel)

Read while listening to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXQUu5Dti4g  Path to the Server On Ode to...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 02/21/2018

My top tweets from 2017

These are my top tweets from each month in 2017, according to https://analytics.twitter.com. January...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 12/31/2017

Using PowerShell to generate a large test CSV file with random data

I recently posted a new blog that shows how to load a very large CSV file into Excel, breaking the...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 02/13/2017

Loading CSV/text files with more than a million rows into Excel

  1. The Problem If you usually load a very large CSV (comma-separated values) file or text file into...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 02/12/2017

My top tweets from 2016

These are my top tweets from each month in 2016, according to https://analytics.twitter.com. January...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 12/23/2016

Interesting OOF messages

It's that time of the year when everyone is taking time off and some of us will leave out-of-office...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 12/17/2016

PowerShell script organizes pictures in your OneDrive camera roll folder

I just published a new PowerShell script that organizes pictures in your OneDrive camera roll...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 12/12/2016

SNIA's SDC 2016: Public slides and live streaming for Storage Developer Conference

SNIA’s Storage Developer Conference (SDC 2016) is happening this week in Santa Clara, CA. This...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 09/19/2016

Visuality Systems and Microsoft expand SMB collaboration to storage systems

Last week, Microsoft and Visuality Systems announced an expanded collaboration on SMB. Visuality is...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 04/19/2016

Here is an unofficial list of Build 2016 videos that are related to OneDrive: Session Title:...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 04/03/2016

Splitting logs with PowerShell

I did some work to aggregate some logs from a group of servers for the whole month of February. This...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 03/21/2016

The ABC language, thirty years later...

Back in March 1986, I was in my second year of college (Data Processing at the Universidade Federal...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 03/17/2016

PowerShell for finding the size of your local OneDrive folder

I would just like to share a couple of PowerShell scripts to find the size of your local OneDrive...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 02/23/2016

Perhaps OneDrive

Perhaps OneDrive Perhaps OneDrive’s like a place to save A shelter from the storm It exists to keep...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 02/08/2016

My Top Reasons to Use OneDrive

As you might have noticed, I am now in the OneDrive team. Since I’ve been here for a few...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 01/26/2016

Raw notes from the Storage Developer Conference 2015 (SNIA SDC 2015)

Notes and disclaimers: This blog post contains raw notes for some of the SNIA’s SDC 2015...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 09/21/2015

Twenty years as a Microsoft Certified Professional – time flies when you’re having fun

I just noticed that last week was the 20th anniversary of my first Microsoft certification. I had to...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 08/16/2015

Drive Performance Report Generator - PowerShell script using DiskSpd by Arnaud Torres

Arnaud Torres is a Senior Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft in France who sent me the PowerShell...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 07/03/2015

Using PowerShell and Excel PivotTables to understand the files on your disk

Introduction I am a big fan of two specific technologies that usually don’t get mentioned together:...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 06/01/2015

New PowerShell cmdlets in Windows Server 2016 TP2 (compared to Windows Server 2012 R2)

  1. State the problem With the release of Windows Server 2016 TP2 a few weeks ago, I was wondering...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 05/26/2015

Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage PowerShell cmdlet popularity

If you follow the blog, you probably saw a little PowerShell script I published a while back to...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 05/11/2015

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 PowerShell cmdlet popularity

If you follow the blog, you probably saw a little PowerShell script I published a while back to...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 05/11/2015

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 PowerShell cmdlet popularity

If you follow the blog, you probably saw a little PowerShell script I published a while back to...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 05/11/2015

Do you have a suggestion? Check the User Voice sites for several Microsoft products and services

Several teams at Microsoft are now using a User Voice site as your place to suggest ideas on how to...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 05/11/2015

Microsoft Ignite 2015 was a great event, but there were so many sessions that it was truly...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 05/09/2015

PowerShell script used in the Windows Server 2016 TP2 Storage QoS demo at MSIgnite

This is the Windows PowerShell script I used in the Microsoft Ignite 2015 session on Storage QoS:...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 05/07/2015

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2 (TP2) and Storage Quality of Service (QoS)

Storage Quality of Service (Storage QoS) is a new feature in the upcoming Windows Server 2016 that...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 05/06/2015

What’s new in SMB 3.1.1 in the Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2

  1. Introduction Every new version of Windows brings updates to our main remote file protocol, known...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 05/05/2015

Someone asked me for a good collection of links about SMB3 Networking, including SMB Multichannel,...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 04/30/2015

Storage Sessions at Microsoft Ignite. Make sure to update your schedule!

Hi! If you’re planning to attend Ignite, here is a list of sessions related to Storage at the...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 04/26/2015

The Deprecation of SMB1 – You should be planning to get rid of this old SMB dialect

I regularly get a question about when will SMB1 be completely removed from Windows. This blog post...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 04/21/2015

Windows PowerShell equivalents for common networking commands (IPCONFIG, PING, NSLOOKUP)

Network troubleshooting is part any System Administrator’s life. Maybe you need to check the...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 04/18/2015

PowerShell Examples: Using Bing to measure the popularity of cmdlets in a specific PowerShell module

This blog is part of a series that shows example PowerShell code for those learning the language....

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 04/05/2015

PowerShell Examples – Random words and their popularity via Bing

This blog is part of a series that shows example PowerShell code for those learning the language....

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 04/05/2015

PowerShell Examples: Adventure House Game

This blog is part of a series that shows example PowerShell code for those learning the language....

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 03/28/2015

The Windows Server team is looking for feedback in the area of Storage. Fill this survey to participate!

I know you have a lot of feedback in the area of server storage. Would you be interested in shaping...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 03/23/2015

PowerShell Examples: Guess the number

This blog is part of a series that shows example PowerShell code for those learning the language....

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 03/21/2015

PowerShell Examples: Counting words in a text file

This blog is part of a series that shows example PowerShell code for those learning the language....

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 03/21/2015

PowerShell Examples: Generating Random Names

This blog is part of a series that shows example PowerShell code for those learning the language....

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 03/21/2015

PowerShell Examples: Calculating the value of Pi

This blog is part of a series that shows example PowerShell code for those learning the language....

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 03/21/2015

PowerShell Examples: Calculating Prime Numbers

This blog is part of a series that shows example PowerShell code for those learning the language....

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 03/21/2015

PowerShell Examples: Calculating very small and very large numbers

This blog is part of a series that shows example PowerShell code for those learning the language....

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 03/21/2015

New version of the Storage Spaces physical disk validation PowerShell script

The Storage Spaces team has just published a new version of the Storage Space disk validation script...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 03/14/2015

Case Studies on Storage Spaces, Scale-Out File Servers with SMB3 or both

There are many customers out there using Storage Spaces and Scale-Out File Servers with SMB3 since...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 03/13/2015

Using PowerShell to select Physical Disks for use with Storage Spaces

  1. Introduction If you use PowerShell to configure Storage Spaces, you probably noticed that...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 02/08/2015

This blog post offers a collection of links to the publicly available content for those...

Author: JoseBarreto Date: 12/19/2014

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