It’s been a little while since we had an update from Covecube on their Stablebit DrivePool addin for WHS 2011. Today they have published a really interesting walk-through on the M4 release which is coming very soon.

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Here is how the walk-through starts:

It has been a while since I posed anything, but all this time there has been a lot of work going into DrivePool, and BETA M4 is finally nearing completion. DrivePool BETA M4 should be released to the public at the end of this month or in January. BETA M4 will be the final BETA and will turn into the 1.0 final once it’s tested.

There’s a lot to get excited about in M4 so let’s take a look at what’s new and what’s changed.

Keep in mind that the screen shots are based on a development version and might change before release.

And this is the conclusion:

In DrivePool M4 the UI has been cleaned up and streamlined. Where possible, DrivePool now uses the default built-in wizards.

But this is not the whole story because DrivePool M4 features a brand new back-end, including a new file system written specifically for pooling files and maintaining maximum compatibility with existing applications that expect NTFS. But that’s a whole different story.

Once again, DrivePool BETA M4 is scheduled to be released publicly at the end of December 2011 or January 2012 and will be available for the Windows Server Solutions family of operating systems.

Go check out the full article from the Covecube wiki, it’s worth the read.