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  • Blog Post: New "Learning Roadmap" content type and prototype for your review

    To help novice or new-to-technology IT Pros, the Windows Server User Assistance Networking Writing team is investigating the use of a new type of topic known as a learning roadmap . The learning roadmap steps a novice or new-to-technology IT Pro through the sets of technologies that are associated with...
  • Blog Post: Birds do it, Bees do it: Why IT Pros should do it too!

    In a previous, long ago post, I told you I would talk about: “ Birds do it, Bees do it: Why IT Pros should do it too!” You’ve waited long enough and I know the suspense is killing you by now. So, what do the birds and the bees do that you should do too? The answer is – they migrate! Birds migrate to...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 R2 migration guides for networking roles and features now available

    The Migrate Server Roles to Windows Server 2008 R2 is a TechNet page with links to guides that describe how to migrate Windows roles and features. Check out the following guides for networking roles and features: · Active Directory Domain Services and Domain Name System (DNS) Server Migration...
  • Blog Post: The Base Configuration Test Lab: Wanna Make Something of IT?

    The new Base Configuration test lab guide (TLG) provides instructions on how to configure the Base Configuration test lab, a simplified test lab network that emulates the Internet and a private intranet. Four server computers provide the networking, Active Directory, and Web infrastructure and a client...
  • Blog Post: The Learning Roadmap for Windows Firewall with Advanced Security is live!

    In this WSUAN blog post , Dave Bishop and I presented a prototype for a new content type known as a learning roadmap . This content type guides novice or new-to-technology IT Pros through the prerequisite knowledge and the body of published content for a specific technology or end-to-end scenario using...
  • Blog Post: New DirectAccess with Network Access Protection (NAP) solution available

    The DirectAccess with Network Access Protection (NAP) solution is a pilot for a new type of content that provides technical information and deployment guidance for larger solutions or scenarios that require multiple Windows Server technologies or Microsoft products . The deployment guidance provides...
  • Blog Post: Health Models: What the Health?

    Following on the car theme of my last post, “ This Ain’t Your Grandaddy’s Windows Server ,” I’d like to describe to you how Health Models can make maintaining Windows Server easier. “What’s a Health Model,” you ask? A well founded question, considering you won’t find it listed as a feature of Windows...
  • Blog Post: This ain’t your granddaddy’s Windows Server

    It used to be that cars were relatively easy to diagnose and repair. I’m no mechanic, but I know that troubleshooting, diagnosing and repairing a ‘53 Chevy was much different than doing the same for a Toyota Prius. As the systems in cars have become more complex and interdependent, so too has Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: What the Heck Are The Windows Server 2008 R2 Core Network Guide and Companion Guides Anyway?

    Back in the Windows Server 2008 timeframe, Brit Weston, a buddy and teammate of mine on the Windows Server Documentation team, came to me with a terrific suggestion -- what if we could write a modular documentation set that Microsoft networking customers can use to set up an Active Directory domain and...