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  • Blog Post: Network Policy Server (NPS) Technical Reference published!

    Greetings NAP and NPS fans! The Network Policy Server Technical Reference , authored by Senior Technical Writer Jim McIllece, is now live! This resource is a treasure trove of deep technical information about the Network Policy Server (NPS) service in Windows Server 2008, including detailed discussions...
  • Blog Post: Network Access Protection Design Guide wins big at Society of Technical Communication (STC) awards!

    Greg Lindsay (writer) and Allyson Adley (editor) won the Online Best of Show award for the NAP Design Guide at the Puget Sound Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) awards ceremony on January 29th. Congratulations Greg and Allyson for the fantastic technical documentation on NAP...
  • Blog Post: Network Access Protection Design Guide to be published on Thursday!

    Hey NAP fans! Great news from the documentation front: The Network Access Protection Design Guide from our intrepid technical writer and NAP Forum hero Greg Lindsay is going to be published this Thursday, Oct 9! This is part of the suite of guides for NAP that will be available from here . The...
  • 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: New blog for the Windows Server User Assistance Networking writing team

    There is a new blog being published by the Windows Server User Assistance Networking (WSUAN) writing team: http://blogs.technet.com/wsnetdoc/default.aspx The IT Pro and Developer writers on the WSUAN writing team are using this blog to describe the improvements that they are making to networking...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 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 needs. The MAP Toolkit 3.2 has been released and is available here . It includes...
  • Blog Post: Network Access Protection Design Guide is live!

    Hey NAP friends! The Network Access Protection Design Guide , authored by our very own technical writer and NAP Forum hero Greg Lindsay, is now live! http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=130154 The NAP Design Guide explains the advantages, disadvantages, requirements, recommendations, and...
  • Blog Post: Blog for the Microsoft Enterprise Networking Support Team

    Greetings NAP fans! I just found out about this and had to share it with the NAP community. The Enterprise Networking Customer Support team here at Microsoft has a blog at http://blogs.technet.com/networking/default.aspx . This blog has been around since April of 2007 (I may have been living in a...
  • Blog Post: “Introduction to Network Access Protection” white paper Webcast updated

    Hey NAP fans! Back in 2006, I had the idea of creating “white paper Webcasts,” or Webcast versions of important and popular white papers on networking technologies. I created a series of white paper Webcasts for wireless security technologies, IPv6, and of course, NAP. Things have changed somewhat...
  • Blog Post: Network Access Protection Deployment Guide is live!

    Greetings NAP fans! The Network Access Protection Deployment Guide , authored by our very own technical writer and NAP Forum hero Greg Lindsay, is now live! http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd314175.aspx The NAP Deployment Guide provides detailed guidance for deploying a specific NAP...
  • Blog Post: NAP in Microsoft Learning Certification courseware

    In a previous NAP blog entry , I listed NAP training solutions from Microsoft. Here is a list of Microsoft Learning certification courses that contain NAP content: · Course 6435A: Designing a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure · Course 6431A: Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008...
  • Blog Post: What other networking experts have written about NAP

    Greg Lindsay, our NAP product documentation writer, and I are not the only ones writing about NAP. NAP is also being described by Thomas Shinder and Brien M. Posey . Check out the following content by these industry experts. Thomas Shinder’s articles on deploying NAP IPsec Part 1: http://www.windowsecurity...
  • Blog Post: Network Access Protection Troubleshooting Guide is live!

    Hey citizens of New NAP City! The Network Access Protection Troubleshooting Guide , authored by our very own technical writer and NAP Forum hero Greg Lindsay, is now live! This completes the product documentation set for NAP in Windows Server 2008. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd348515...
  • 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...