IPv6 Blog

News and comments from the IPv6 product team at Microsoft.

IPv6 Blog

  • New Technical Resources for DirectAccess

    Check out these new technical resources for DirectAccess , the next-generation remote access feature in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that uses IPv6 for end-to-end connectivity and IPsec for traffic protection: DirectAccess and the Thin Edge...
  • "The Seven Stages of IPv6 Adoption" audiocast from the Internet Society (ISOC) now available

    On Tuesday, "a panel of experts from industry and other Internet thought leaders discussed the pressing need to adopt Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) to ensure the continued growth of the Internet as a platform for innovation." See http://www.isoc...
  • Promoting IPv6 cited as one of the top five Internet emergencies for new U.S. Commerce Secretary

    Network World Magazine recently reported on the top five Internet emergencies faced by the new U.S. Commerce Secretary. Of the five, number four was the promotion of IPv6. One of the methods to promote IPv6 is to continue the U.S. government’s deployment...
  • Windows Server 2008 Earns IPv6 Ready Logo Phase 2

    We recently announced that Windows Vista received its IPv6 Ready logo from the IPv6 Consortium and University of New Hampshire - InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL). Today we are proud to announce that Windows Server 2008 has received its Phase 2 logo on Jan...
  • Understanding IPv6, Second Edition

    Joe Davies, a.k.a. "The Cable Guy", has completed the update to his excellent "Understanding IPv6" book! I highly recommend this book - it will help you understand IPv6 in general as well as some Microsoft-specific information. Good stuff! Understanding...
  • Teredo in Windows Vista: Designed with security in mind

    I am pleased to present Christian Huitema as a "guest blogger" today. Thanks for contributing, Christian! -Sean   Hi, I am Christian Huitema, Distinguished Engineer in Windows, and the author of the Teredo protocol specification RFC 4380...
  • Windows Vista Earns IPv6 Ready Logo Phase 2

    On October 25, 2007, Windows Vista earned the IPv6 Forum’s IPv6 Ready Phase 2 Logo from the IPv6 Consortium and University of New Hampshire - InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL).  Vista earned its Phase 1 Logo, which focuses on interoperability...
  • Disabling IPv6 Doesn't Help

    Hola. Bonjour. Speaking a second language can be very helpful – it allows you to communicate in situations where you otherwise wouldn’t be able to. Some skilled linguists are fluent in six or seven languages, really maximizing their communication...
  • Exchange Server 2007 and IPv6

    Exchange 2007 and IPv6 compliance; this is a topic that comes up quite often.  People want to know what they need to install to make this work. In order to get IPv6 running on Exchange Server 2007, you will need to meet a few requirements. ...
  • Vista and IPv6 = Problems?

    I have been asked a lot recently if Vista works okay with IPv6. Apparently some people are hearing that Vista doesn't implement IPv6 correctly and it breaks your network, or something to that effect. The short answer is: YES! Everything in Vista works...
  • Mythbusters #2: Stanford has more IP addresses than China

    Let's tackle our second myth. There is a factoid on the Internet that some American universities (normally listed as either Stanford or MIT) have more IP addresses than the entire country of China. This has been repeated in the mainstream press so often...
  • I can do that in IPv4!

    One of the comments that I hear a lot (and I am sure to receive on this site) is "But I don't need IPv6 for that! I can do that in IPv4!" It is true that a lot of what we can do in v6 we can do in v4 as well. That's because v6 is based on v4 and needs...
  • Mobile IPv6 and Vista

    As a host moves around, it may be assigned different IP addresses based on its location. When this happens, the host acquires a new IP address and continues to operate, but the previous TCP connections are invalid and torn down. Normally this process...
  • Mythbusters #1: No one is using IPv6 [UPDATED]

    Hmm, let's bust this myth with a quick experiment. You can all take part. In order to be a valid test, you need to meet the following requirements: 1. You must have a cell phone/smartphone/PDA 2. You must use Sprint or Verizon Wireless as your carrier...
  • Speaking Engagements

    My name is Sean Siler, and I am the Program Manager responsible helping Microsoft’s customers understand and deploy IPv6. Previously I served as the IPv6 Technical Lead for Microsoft Federal. In both of these roles I been able to actively assist commercial...
  • Hello World!

    Hello. My name is Sean Siler, and I am one of the three IPv6 Program Managers at Microsoft. I am externally facing, meaning my job is to talk to customers about IPv6 and determine what their concerns are, answer their questions, and ensure that any valid...