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  • Blog Post: Spotlight on DirectAccess in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    Have you heard about DirectAccess? It is a super-cool feature of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (both now in beta testing) that allows roaming, managed computers that are connected to the Internet to access your intranet file shares, Web sites, and applications over an encrypted connection to a...
  • Blog Post: "How to disable IP version 6 (IPv6)" KB article updated for Microsoft recommendations

    The How to disable IP version 6 (IPv6) or its specific components in Windows 7, in Windows Vista, in Windows Server 2008 R2, and in Windows Server 2008 Knowledge Base article has been updated with the following: The recommendation against disabling IPv6, which includes a link to the text explaining...
  • Blog Post: IPv6 Survival Guide is the featured article in the TechNet Wiki

    The IPv6 Survival Guide (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/ipv6-survival-guide.aspx) is featured on the TechNet Wiki home page . The IPv6 Survival Guide contains an organized set of links to Microsoft and third-party resources on IPv6. B ecause this is a TechNet Wiki topic...
  • Blog Post: Essential Windows networking IT skills going forward

    Check out Brian Posey’s recent TechNet Magazine article titled IT Skills Development: Top 10 Essential IT Skills . The following subset of the list in Brian’s article are especially important for Windows networking-focused IT pros: PowerShell See the Windows PowerShell Survival Guide...
  • Blog Post: The Cable Guy article for July 2009 published

    The Cable Guy article in the July 2009 issue of TechNet Magazine online, titled “ Support for IPv6 in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 ,” is now available. The latest versions of Windows leverage IPv6 to create new productivity and connectivity solutions. This article describes HomeGroup, DirectAccess...
  • Blog Post: "Understanding IPv6 Transition Technologies" presentation at the Seattle Windows Networking Users Group

    Lured by free pizza (and the chance to lay a firm technical foundation for an upcoming presentation on DirectAccess), I once again assailed the Seattle Windows Networking User Group with a fusillade of technical information, this time on the purpose and protocol details of the IPv6 transition technologies...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the publication of Understanding IPv6, 3rd Edition

    I am proud to announce the publication and availability of Understanding IPv6, 3 rd Edition ( Amazon page ). This book is the culmination of eighteen months of work outlining, gathering information, preparing drafts, creating figures, working through technical review comments, and reviewing page...
  • Blog Post: IPv6 Learning Roadmap now available

    The IPv6 Learning Roadmap provides an organized and sequential list of Web and print resources that you can use to build your understanding of IPv6, starting with prerequisites and then adding level 100 (introductory), level 200 (intermediate), and level 300 (advanced) knowledge. . Each section...
  • Blog Post: Important post in the IPv6 blog about the upcoming World IPv6 Day

    Greetings IPv6 fans, IPv6 Program Manager Christopher Palmer just posted World IPv6 Day and Windows  in the IPv6 Product Team blog . Check this out for information about World IPv6 Day on Wednesday, June 8, 2011. It includes an IPv6 Connectivity Analysis tool that tells you if you are ready...
  • Blog Post: IPv6 Test Lab Portal and IPv6 Test Lab Extension: Demonstrating DHCPv6 now available

    The IPv6 Test Lab for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 topic is now available in the TechNet Wiki. This portal topic shows the IPv6 test lab configuration and provides links to IPv6 test lab extensions and other content for the IPv6 test lab. The IPv6 Test Lab Extension: Demonstrating DHCPv6...
  • Blog Post: MS Enterprise IPv6 Deployment TechNet Webcast available

    The MS Enterprise IPv6 Deployment TechNet Webcast contains information about the requirements for IPv6 on the Microsoft corporate network, Microsoft’s IPv6 deployment strategy, its current state, lessons learned along the way, and suggested areas of planning for your IPv6 deployment. Note...
  • Blog Post: Networking topics updated based on your feedback

    In this blog post , I described how you can provide us with ratings and comments for our topics on TechNet and MSDN through the Click to Rate and Give Feedback facility. Recently, the following Windows networking topics were updated based on your comments: Dnscmd Syntax Added information about...
  • Blog Post: Community Suggestions for Ramping up on IPv6 stub topic in the TechNet Wiki

    Although I have published the IPv6 Learning Roadmap , which provides a structured set of resources and learning goals to ramp up on IPv6 based on Microsoft-authored resources, it is not the only true path to IPv6 mastery. All practicing IT pros will have to learn about IPv6; some sooner, some later...
  • Blog Post: New IPv6 Survival Guide in the TechNet Wiki

    There is a new IPv6 Survival Guide (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/ipv6-survival-guide.aspx) in the TechNet Wiki , containing a new organization of links to Microsoft and third-party resources on IPv6. Because this is a TechNet Wiki topic, feel free to review and add resources...
  • Blog Post: New IPv6 TechNet Forum is now available

    A new, dedicated TechNet Forum for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is now available at http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ipv6/threads . Use this forum to get answers to questions about or to discuss issues with IPv6 technology, deployment, or application development. This forum will...
  • Blog Post: New IPv6 Test Lab Guide (TLG) is now available

    The Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate IPv6 ( http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=9db5abdf-80e0-4c3e-9204-69c6c65e2195 ) is now available. This new modular TLG demonstrates the following: The default IPv6 behavior of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 on a multi-subnet IPv4...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Lab: Managing Your Network Infrastructure with IP Address Management

    Hi, In addition to several new features that have been added to IPAM in Server 2012 R2 Preview ( What's New ) we now have an IPAM Virtual Lab available for Windows Server 2012. Check out Managing Your Network Infrastructure with IP Address Management . If you haven't seen IPAM yet, you should check...
  • Blog Post: The "IPv6 Test Lab Extension: Demonstrating an IPv6-only Environment" is now available

    The Demonstrating an IPv6-only Environment extension for the IPv6 Test Lab is now available. With this extension, you reconfigure DC1, the native IPv6 router for the Corpnet and Corpnet2 subnets, to stop advertising address prefixes and act as a DHCPv6 server to assign IPv6 addresses and the IPv6...