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Windows 8 en camino

Microsoft ya está reclutando talentos para el desarrollo del siguiente sistema operativo “Windows 8”, tal como lo indica en un anuncio de trabajo recientemente publicado.

En el anuncio se puede observar una de las principales características de Windows 8 será la incorporación del servicio Distributed File System Replication (DFSR).

El DFSR es un nuevo motor de replicación multi-master, usado para la sincronización de archivos y carpetas en múltiples servidores.

Es muy temprano para hablar sobre la fecha de lanzamiento de Windows 8, más aún si todavía no se ha lanzado Windows 7, pero se especula que estará disponible en el 2012

DFSR is Microsoft’s premier file replication engine and is an integral part of our branch office strategy and File Server role. It can scale to thousands of servers and replicate hundreds of terabytes of data. We have shipped the technology that powers file sharing in Windows Live Messenger, Windows Meeting Spaces (Vista) and Branch Office replication in Windows Server 2008 which has strong customer deployment. DFSR technology saves MS-IT and our customers more than 80% WAN bandwidth by using advanced On-The-Wire differential compression.

For the upcoming version of Windows, new critical features are being worked on including cluster support and support for one way replication. The core engine is also being reworked to provide dramatic performance improvements. We will also soon be starting major improvements for Windows 8 where we will be including innovative features which will revolutionize file access in branch offices.

We are looking for a strong lead who has the right blend of technical passion, leadership skills and testing experience. From a technical standpoint, we are looking for a candidate having an understanding of and a passion for large scale distributed systems. From a leadership point of view, you will need to be able to build the vision for the team, work with your development and PM counterparts on engineering excellence and effectively drive the quality of the component. In terms of testing experience, the ability to define and deliver test solutions affecting all release criteria (functionality, scalability, performance, stress, longhaul, security, etc.) is a must.

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