I wanted to call your attention to four new blog posts this morning from Nir Ben Zvi (Senior Program Manager Lead, Microsoft File Server Team) and Matthias Wollnik (Program Manager, Microsoft File Server Team) introducing the Windows Server 2008 R2 File Classification Infrastructure (FCI). This new Windows feature, highlighted in today's keynote during TechEd 2009, allows you to define classification properties, automatically classify files, automate file management tasks (like file expiration) and generate reports that show the distribution of these properties on the file server. The File Classification Infrastructure also provides a great opportunity for partners to extend these out-of-the-box abilities, including the possibility of seamless integration of multiple partner solutions.

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If you are attending TechEd 2009, be sure to pay Nir and Matthias a visit in the File Services booth, attend the session "WSV329 - Managing Cost and Mitigating Risk on File Servers" on Thursday at 4:30 PM and check the hands-on lab "WSV13-HOL - How to Reduce Cost and Risk on File Servers Using the New File Classification Infrastructure".

If you are not attending TechEd 2009, you can still review the keynote by visiting http://www.msteched.com/online.