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  • Blog Post: Updated NAP step-by-step guides for Longhorn Beta 3

    Hi everyone! My name is Greg Lindsay, and I’m a technical writer on the Windows Server User Assistance team. I’ve been lucky to be assigned the task of writing about NAP, and just published 4 new step by step guides for Beta 3. I’ve enjoyed working on these, and would love to hear your feedback. One...
  • Blog Post: SSL VPN and NAP

    Happy New Year to everyone! There is some exciting news being announced on the RRAS blog around a new technology in Longhorn Server and Vista SP1 that enables SSL based VPN connectivity. The technology is called Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP) and you can read about it here , here and here...
  • 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: NAP + VPN FAQ posted

    Check out the NAP + VPN FAQ just posted on the RRAS blog. Jeff Sigman [MSFT] NAP Release Manager Jeff.Sigman@online.microsoft.com * http://blogs.technet.com/nap * Remove the "online" to actually email me. ** This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
  • Blog Post: NAP Common Question Series: How does NAP restrict endpoints? Does NAP == DHCP?

    This is the first in a series of posts to address common questions about NAP. If you have a topic you would like to see addressed, feel free to post it to the comments section. We’ll collect these in the product team and do our best to answer them. One common misconception about NAP is the idea...
  • 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: 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 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: NAP Update for Vista, XP, Windows Server 2003 and Longhorn Server

    I haven't blogged in a while, so I wanted to give everyone a NAP "update". First, Windows Vista is going to rock! We are so close to the end it is palpable . It has turned out really great and I am proud to say that I have worked on it. I personally have about 4-5 years invested in it. I really hope...
  • Blog Post: NAP demystified (hopefully)

    As I learned at Tech Ed 2007, Microsoft NAP still has two large misconceptions out in the world: 1. NAP is solely based on DHCP technology - 100% FALSE 2. Deploying NAP requires a complete "rip and replace" of your existing AD/Server infrastructure - 100% FALSE I created the table below to...
  • 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...