Breaking into Windows Server 2019: Network Features: Accurate Network Time (Seriously!)

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Happy Wednesday Everyone! Brandon Wilson here to give a quick heads up to all of our outstanding readers about a new blog series being posted by the Windows Core Networking team on the Top 10 networking features in Windows Server 2019. This has some seriously cool implications on time services in Windows, in addition to being some awesome content with information you simply do not want to miss! If you have comments or questions on the post, your most direct path for questions will be in the link below. So, without further ado, and in the Product Group’s own words, here you go…

“Today, the Windows Core Networking team kicked off their Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019 blog series with: #10 Accurate Network Time

Each blog contains a “Try it out” section so be sure to grab the latest Insider’s build and give them some feedback!”

Just to pique your interest, here is an excerpt:

Windows Server 2019 provides regulatory compliance with highly accurate time that is traceable and UTC-compliant, including support of leap seconds.  In this article, we’ll talk about the technical advances we made between Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 including true UTC-compliant leap second support, a new time protocol called Precision Time Protocol, and end-to-end traceability.

Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you again soon!

Brandon Wilson