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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Beta Released

    The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is an integrated platform with tools and guidance that make it easier for you to assess your current IT infrastructure and determine the right Microsoft technologies for your IT needs. The existing MAP Toolkit 3.1 is located here and includes desktop...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 Video on NAP

    Well, I haven’t blogged in quite a while. It’s not that I don’t love you, but I’ve been busy making the final touches on Server 2008 / XP SP3 NAP to get them ready to leave the building and arrive in your hands. I have a huge backlog of emails from folks who read the blog (100+). If you have emailed...
  • Blog Post: Time for your NAP (follow-up /corrections)

    I wanted to follow-up on Adam's great post from last week on NAP's roll-out here within Microsoft. He stated: That actually seemed like a low number to me, and MSIT assures me that it's a reporting error, so I'll update that figure when I get a corrected one. This was in regards to the 30,000...
  • Blog Post: NPS/NAP Logging - BSU.EDU style!

    Hey NAP fans, I’m Alex Chalmers from Ball State University with a guest post about NPS logging. If you made it to one of Jeff’s TechEd IT Pro presentations , you’ll remember me discussing our NAP implementation and some of the challenges that we’ve faced along the way. Gathering accounting data across...
  • Blog Post: NAP Web Cast: Real world customer deployment of NAP – Louisiana State University

    If you’ve been reading this blog, you already know about all the great NAP developments over the past couple of years. However, unless you were at TechEd, you may not have heard about a real world customer’s experience deploying NAP. Luckily for you, one of our NAP TAP customers, Louisiana State University...
  • Blog Post: Resources for using certificates with NPS and NAP

    An interesting but also somewhat complicated element of deploying a network access method with or without a NAP health evaluation is the use of digital certificates. Digital certificates can be used to provide strong authentication for remote access VPN connections, IEEE 802.1X-authenticated wired and...
  • Blog Post: “How Microsoft does IT: Managing Network Access Protection” TechNet WebCast on Tuesday

    Heads up, NAP-meisters! On Tuesday, November 11, at 9:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada), our very own Brent Scallan, Senior Systems Engineer with Microsoft IT, and Pat Fetty, Principal Program Manager with the Windows Customer Advisory Team, will present the TechNet WebCast titled “How Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: See NAP at TechEd 2009

    Hey NAP Fans! If you are attending TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles this week, be sure to stop by the NAP booth in the Microsoft Technical Learning Center (TLC). It is a great opportunity to meet and speak with NAP team members and learn about some of the enhancements and new scenarios in Windows ® 7 and...
  • Blog Post: Tool for migrating IAS configuration settings to NPS is now available!

    Configuration settings for the Internet Authentication Service (IAS) in Windows Server 2003 are stored in .MDB files. Configuration settings for Network Policy Server (NPS) in Windows Server 2008 are stored in .XML files. If you install Windows Server 2008 on a computer already running Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: Offline NAP Web Cast: Real world customer deployment of NAP

    An insightful webcast from last week is now available for offline viewing/listening . John Morello - Senior Program Manager from Microsoft and Hunter Ely - Louisiana State University Senior Security Analyst - discuss how LSU tackled NAP in their live production environment. https://www119.livemeeting...
  • Blog Post: Time for your NAP

    I don't remember when I first starting hearing about Network Access Protection (NAP) but I know it was over a year ago, because I used to mention it in passing when I talked to customers about Windows Server 2003 R2 . I think it was originally a feature we hoped would be in R2, but was delayed until...
  • Blog Post: Partners Will Extend NAP to Linux and Mac Desktops ...

    Partners Will Extend Network Access Protection to Linux and Mac Desktops, and Create a New Appliance Form Factor The Network Access Protection (NAP) ecosystem hits 150,000 deployed desktops milestone. BARCELONA, Spain, Nov. 13, 2007 — Microsoft today announced key additions to the Network Access...
  • Blog Post: NAP Case Studies – let’s hear from real customers!

    Rijksmuseum Amsterdam - Network Access Protection Helps Art Museum Share Information More Securely The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam is a museum in the Netherlands that showcases Dutch art from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. The museum has a long history of making art accessible to the public,...
  • Blog Post: The no enforcement design for NAP

    Although NAP can be used to enforce restricted access for noncompliant NAP clients and non-NAP-capable clients, NAP can also be used to provide you with information about the overall level of health compliance on your network and correct system health problems automatically without notifying the user...
  • Blog Post: Combining NAP enforcement methods

    Which NAP enforcement methods provided with Windows can you use together? Here is a section from the upcoming Network Access Protection Design Guide from our technical writer Greg Lindsay: Combining NAP Methods While the steps presented in this guide may imply that each enforcement method will...
  • Blog Post: NAP and the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.1

    The latest version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.1 (aka MAP) was released today from the Solution Accelerators team which contains a cool new feature that just might assist you in your NAP deployment planning. If you’ve never heard of MAP , it is quite cool. I installed it and...
  • Blog Post: WinCAT blog post on NAP and 802.1X Enforcement

    Check out the Windows Server Customer Advisory Team (WinCAT) post Network Access Protection Using 802.1x VLAN’s or Port ACLs – Which is right for you? Our very own Pat Fetty, whom many of you have seen presenting NAP talks at industry conferences, discusses the two ways that you can configure IEEE...
  • Blog Post: NAP @ TechEd Podcast

    NAP - with Jeff Sigman and Others Jeff Sigman – Microsoft Chris Boscolo - Napera Networks, Inc. Alex Chalmers - Ball State University Pattabhi Attaluri - Avenda Systems In this podcast from Tech·Ed NA 2008 IT Pro, Jeff Sigman talks about Network Access Protection (NAP). Alex Chalmers of Ball State...
  • Blog Post: Network Access Protection (NAP) Deployment Planning

    The following blog post has been extracted from the "Network Access Protection Deployment Planning Guide", by Susie Bernard (March 2007). Introduction Whether your organization is small, medium, or large, deploying an enterprise software solution like Network Access Protection (NAP) requires...
  • Blog Post: NAP Heroes

    Here is a really cool video which is going to play at the launch of Windows Server 2008 next week in Los Angeles. It features Hunter Ely of Louisiana State University (LSU) , a NAP Hero for Windows Server 2008. LSU was one of our NAP early adopters during the Beta of Server 2008. Hunter and LSU have...
  • Blog Post: The World on {NAP}

    In case you haven’t noticed, { NAP } is being deployed across the globe! It is an exciting time with Windows Server 2008, Vista and XP SP3 NAP released and available to the world. Check out the great things 13 of our customers are saying below. The full details of these customer deployments are...
  • Blog Post: NAP featured on RunAs Radio (from TechEd Orlando)

    Richard Campbell and Greg Hughes, the hosts of RunAs Radio , caught me on the show floor at TechEd Orlando. They were hot on the topic of NAP and spent 30 minutes with me discussing it. It is a great interview , take a listen and feel free to comment here! NAP the WORLD in 2007, Jeff Sigman...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft IT: 120,000 NAP Clients deployed - it's just too darn easy!

    Hello All, Brent Atkison here with the deployment team responsible for rolling out Network Access Protection (NAP) internally at Microsoft. Back in March 2007, Adam Carter provided a quick update on our internal deployment status and I wanted to follow that up with the latest and greatest news on our...
  • Blog Post: Detailed Ball State University case study published!

    http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/casestudy.aspx?casestudyid=4000002748 This detailed case study provides details on the solution, hardware, and the key benefits of deploying NAP with 802.1X enforcement at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Thanks to Alex Chalmers of Ball State University...
  • Blog Post: "How Microsoft does IT: Managing Network Access Protection" TechNet WebCast now available

    The "How Microsoft does IT: Managing Network Access Protection" TechNet WebCast, recorded on Tuesday, November 11 by Brent Scallan, Senior Systems Engineer with Microsoft IT, and Pat Fetty, Principal Program Manager with the Windows Customer Advisory Team, is now available at: http://msevents.microsoft...