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RSS, RSC, Offload capabilities - get the right Network Adapter for the job
Network-intensive applications require high-performance network adapters. In the Network Subsystem Performance Tuning guide for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, the topic Choosing a Network Adapter explores some considerations for choosing network adapters, as well as how to configure...
12 Feb 2014
New Features for Wireless Networking in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows 8.1 has some great new features for Wireless Networking. Wireless Display with Miracast allows you to project your Windows 8.1 laptop or Windows RT tablet screen onto larger Miracast-compatible screens for easy information sharing. 802.11ac provides much greater bandwidth and faster connections...
4 Nov 2013
New Windows Server Gateway Hardware and Configuration Requirements topic live on the Web
Windows Server Gateway (WSG) is a virtual machine (VM)-based software router that allows Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) and Enterprises to enable datacenter and cloud network traffic routing between virtual and physical networks, including the Internet. WSG is deployed on a dedicated computer that...
29 Aug 2013
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...
28 Jun 2013
New Networking Content for Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview
You might already know that Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview is now available - you can download it from the Microsoft TechNet Evaluation Center at Download Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview - so I wanted to let you know that we are also releasing some early documentation to help you find out about the new...
27 Jun 2013
New! Windows Server Networking TechCenter
The Windows Server Networking TechCenter is now redesigned to help you accomplish your networking goals with the right documentation for the Windows Server products that you use. You can find the new TechCenter at http://aka.ms/mj4ecs If you know what you want to accomplish but aren't sure what...
15 Apr 2013
Hyper-V Network Virtualization and Virtual Switch - Great Community Content Available
I've come across some great content about Hyper-V networking, and I'd like to share some links with you. If you're interested in Hyper-V networking features, you might enjoy some of the highlighted community content in this article. Dutch Hyper-V community member Marc van Eijk has written an excellent...
6 Feb 2013
Windows Server 2008 R2 Wireless Guide Now Available in Word Format
No, you haven't entered a time warp - this blog post is about a guide for Windows Server 2008 R2 - and not for Windows Server 2012. This guide was previously published only in HTML format, but now you can download the Windows Server 2008 R2 Core Network Companion Guide: Deploying 802.1X Authenticated...
6 Dec 2012
New BranchCache Hosted Cache Mode Guide Published in Word Format to Microsoft Download Center
The Windows Server® 2012 Core Network Companion Guide: Deploying BranchCache Hosted Cache Mode, which was published last week in HTML format on the Web, is now published in Word format for download at the Microsoft Download Center, at http://aka.ms/uijete
19 Nov 2012
New BranchCache Hosted Cache Mode Guide Published on the Web
The Windows Server 2012 Core Network Companion Guide: Deploying BranchCache Hosted Cache Mode , is now live on the Web at http://aka.ms/i2wfpz This deployment guide shows you how to build on your core network by deploying BranchCache in hosted cache mode in your branch offices. The scenario in...
15 Nov 2012
Download the New Wireless Guide from the Microsoft Download Center
The 802.1X Wireless paper that I mentioned in my previous post, the Windows Server 2012 Core Network Companion Guide: Deploying Password-based 802.1X Authenticated Wireless Access , is now available for download in Word format from the Microsoft Download Center, at http://aka.ms/km2utn .
5 Nov 2012
New Windows Server 2012 Wireless Guide
It's important to deploy wireless technologies in such a way that they provide both security and ease of use for people that are connecting wirelessly to your network. When you deploy wireless by using 802.1X authentication with Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol and Microsoft Challenge...
30 Oct 2012
Windows PowerShell Cmdlets for Networking
If you like to write scripts to accomplish administrative tasks for networking in Windows Server 2012, you might like this new topic that provides links to the command references for all of the Windows PowerShell commands for networking technologies: Windows PowerShell Cmdlets for Networking, in the...
19 Oct 2012
New Quality of Service (QoS) documentation for Windows Server 2012
Over the last week, a lot of new QoS content published that provides guidance on how and when to configure QoS, Data Center Bridging (DCB), and other technologies on your physical or virtual network. Following is a list of content that is updated or new: Quality of Service (QoS) Overview, at http...
18 Oct 2012
Windows Server 2012 - What's New in Hyper-V Virtual Switch
The topic "What's New in Hyper-V Virtual Switch" is now available at http://aka.ms/bf0hkd . This topic provides information on new features for manageability, security, isolation, visibility, and scalability to provide more effective Hyper-V deployment in your on-site or private, hybrid, or public...
4 Oct 2012
Windows Server 2012 Network Subsystem Performance Tuning
Hi there - Network Subsystem Performance Tuning guidance is now available in the Windows Server 2012 Technical Library, at http://aka.ms/iwooe5 . This content assists you with performance tuning the network subsystem, particularly for network intensive workloads, and includes sections on selecting...
16 Aug 2012
New articles on 802.1X Wireless Access experience and certificate-based authentication with Windows 8 Release Preview
Hi there Just thought I'd let you know there are two new articles available for those of you who are interested in 802.1X Authenticated Wireless Access. Both articles are in the Windows Server 2012 Technical Library at the following locations: "Improvements to Certificate-based Authentication...
28 Jun 2012
Use Windows PowerShell Commands in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Hi there - Using Windows PowerShell commands in Windows Server 2012 for basic administration and networking tasks can save a lot of time. This is true not only because you can script the tasks for application on multiple computers, but you also save time by not having to navigate through sometimes...
14 Jun 2012
The Windows Server® 2012 Hyper-V Network Virtualization Survival Guide is now published
The Windows Server® 2012 Hyper-V Network Virtualization Survival Guide is now published at http://aka.ms/gakmzi Windows Server 2012 enables you to create an agile, multi-tenant cloud on top of your existing infrastructure by virtualizing the network. Network virtualization decouples server configuration...
6 Jun 2012
Windows Server "8" Beta User and Computer Certificates Deployment guide now available on the Web and Download Center
Hi there I've mentioned the Core Network Guide and the Server Certificates deployment guide in the last couple of blog posts, and today I'm announcing the publication of the Windows Server "8" Beta Core Network Companion Guide: Computer and User Certificate Deployment. You can view this guide on...
17 May 2012
Server Certificate Deployment Guide now available in HTML format on the Web
For those of you who prefer to read content on the Web rather than downloading a Word version of the guide, the Core Network Companion Guide: Server Certificate Deployment is now available in HTML format in the Windows Server "8" Technical Library, at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj125379...
7 May 2012
Core Network Guide for Windows Server "8" Beta
The Core Network Guide for Windows Server "8" Beta is now live on the Web in HTML format at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh911995.aspx , and in Word format in the Microsoft Download Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=248606 . A Windows Server core network provides you...
25 Apr 2012
Network Access Protection (NAP) Guides Available in .doc Format
In response to requests for downloadable versions of the NAP Design Guide and the NAP Deployment Guide , I've posted *.doc versions of these guides on the Download Center. Visit the following link: Network Access Protection (NAP) Design and Deployment Guides to download these, and thanks for checking...
12 Jan 2012
BranchCache Learning Roadmap - follow-up post
Hi there - On 3/24/11, I posted a link to the Microsoft Download Center version of the BranchCache Learning Roadmap, and I wanted to let you know that the Web version is now live at http://bit.ly/eZB5n9 . Thanks - James McIllece WSiX Networking team
31 Mar 2011
New BranchCache Learning Roadmap topic in the Download Center
Hi everybody - Just wanted to let you know that the new BranchCache Learning Roadmap topic is now available for download from the Microsoft Download Center at http://bit.ly/hckp9j . The HTML version will be published to the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Technical Library in the...
24 Mar 2011
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