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  • Blog Post: WinServer "Longhorn" B3: This time it's "Ready, Set, (Download), and Evaluate!"

    That's right Windows Server "Longhorn" fans, Beta 3 is ready for your evaluation! Simply visit http://www.microsoft.com/getbeta3 , and you're halfway there to trying out the first major public preview of our next generation of Windows Server. As our press release touts: "[With] Beta 3, customers...
  • Blog Post: It's All About the Networkin' - InfoWorld Review Bullish on Longhorn Server Networking

    Oliver Rist of InfoWorld is not one to beat around the bush when it comes to technical reviews. He is a straight shooter and this is clear in Rist's recent article on Windows Server "Longhorn" : Longhorn: More than just hype Now, I am very proud of all the great work that is going into our new...
  • Blog Post: Tech·Ed 2007 - Day 3: My First Session (Recap)

    Technically it is day 4 for me, but I had a little trouble posting yesterday evening since just about all the bandwidth in my hotel was consumed. I ran the handy Speakeasy Speed Test a bunch of times and it was barely making it over 300 Kbps on the download side. Wow! It's slightly ironic since I presented...
  • Blog Post: So, IPv6, Yeah Great, but is it Secure?

    Yesterday evening, just as I was leaving the office, one of my colleagues in WinServer shot me an email about an interesting blog posting by one of our security MVP s on the subject of IPv6 and network security: The (today) need for IPv6 by Alessandro Perilli First off, I'm psyched that more...
  • Blog Post: IPv6: The Future is Here Now - ISATAP and Manageable Migration

    Thinking about IPv6 ? Good! Are you worried that it is going to take you a long time to get all your gear, systems, applications, etc. upgraded to actually do IPv6? Well, I've got some good news for you: It's not going to be as hard as you think. To help you get started with planning, testing and...
  • Blog Post: Better Together Networking Scenarios w/ Vista and Longhorn Server

    Last week I delivered two webcasts for the Windows Vista TAP program members on a number of "better together" networking scenarios when you have Windows Vista on the client and Windows Server "Longhorn" on the back end. Here's a link to one of the webcasts we recorded: Better Together: Windows Vista...
  • Blog Post: WinServer Longhorn and WinVista: Like to Two Peas in a Pod...er...On a Network

    Your humble blogger returns after surviving a cross-country trip to ol' New York on "vacation". Vacation is in quotes because, well, I need one now that I'm back. On to business! While I was out, J. Nicholas Hoover of InformationWeek published a "Top Seven" (Letterman fans unite) on Windows Vista features...
  • Blog Post: Joint IPv6 White Paper Scales to 256-Bit Length Addresses

    Okay, that was a little bit sensational, if not an outright fib. What's no joke is a newly published joint white paper Juniper Networks and Microsoft have co-developed to talk about deploying end-to-end IPv6 scenarios. Heck, we felt that whole end-to-end bit was such a good thing we named the white paper...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Network Security Webcast

    The next few days in the US is Memorial Day weekend, also known as the unofficial start to summer. The means there will be plenty of barbeques, parties, and a Monday off. Well, if you find yourself without something to done during this extended weekend, why not checkout this 90 minute TechNet webcast...
  • Blog Post: TechNet's Networking and Access Technologies Site Gets a Facelift

    One of the great things about TechNet...and there's a lot of great things about TechNet...is the fact it is a living website with new information, guidance, tips, etc. posted as soon as it's ready. Well, this time I'm happy to share with you that we have launched a new and improved " Networking and...
  • Blog Post: Nothing But Net(working)! -- Looking for Input for an Upcoming TechNet Webcast

    One week from today (Thursday, July 6th) I'll be delivering a 90 minute TechNet webcast on the new and improved platform networking features and functionality of Windows Server "Longhorn" : TechNet Webcast:Next-Generation Networking with Windows Server "Longhorn" (200 Level) The live session...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to my little piece of the Internet homestead...

    It seems like everyone has a blog, so I figured it was worth throwing my hat into the ring and make my musings available for public consumption. As you've likely gathered, I am a Microsoft FTE. I'm a product manager in the recently formed Enterprise Access and Security Products group within the Windows...
  • Blog Post: Developing a 6th Sense: More Info on IPv6 in Windows Vista and Windows Server "Longhorn"

    One of my colleagues -- Joseph Davies -- just had an article published in the April edition of 6Sense , the US IPv6 Summit's monthly newsletter. In it, Joseph outlines lots of great info about our IPv6 investments in Windows Vista (and Windows Server "Longhorn"): IPv6 Improvements in Windows...