Steven French

Principal Software Engineer - Azure Storage

Steve French is a member of the Samba team, and Principal Software Engineer at Microsoft (Azure Storage), and long time maintainer (as well as original author) of one of the more active Linux file systems (cifs.ko), and a frequent presenter at SMB and storage conferences. He is also co-maintainer of the Linux kernel server (ksmbd). He was formerly chair of the SNIA CIFS Working group and co-author of the SNIA CIFS Specification. Formerly he was File System Architect for the IBM Linux Technology Center.

Born in the '80s, the SMB family of protocols has been evolving for many years, with the latest version, SMB3.1.1,…

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Linux's ability to access files remotely via SMB3.1.1 continues to improve. Many new SMB3.1.1 features and optimizations have been implemented…

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