Simplifying Policy with the Simple Policy Update for IPsec

A few months ago, I wrote about the release of the Simple Policy Update for Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP.  This enhancement for Windows IPsec helps radically reduce the complexity of Server and Domain Isolation deployments.  I can speak from first hand experience, having recently built a new demo that included Server and Domain…

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Scalable Networking News: Intel Opens Up and Says "QuickData Technology"

There’s some pretty neat news coming out Intel’s big Developer Forum event this week in Taipei.  Just a few months after releasing Intel I/O Acceleration Technology (I/OAT) as part of the Bensley (Xeon 5000 series) processor-based platform, they are now offering access to a core component — the DMA engine — to third party networking…

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Better Together Networking Scenarios w/ Vista and Longhorn Server

Last week I delivered two webcasts for the Windows Vista TAP program members on a number of “better together” networking scenarios when you have Windows Vista on the client and Windows Server “Longhorn” on the back end.  Here’s a link to one of the webcasts we recorded:Better Together: Windows Vista and Windows Server “Longhorn” Networking…

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Running with Digital Scissors…

We’ve all heard it before from our parents, teachers, colleagues, friends, et al.  There are certain things we shouldn’t do (e.g. run with scissors, run by the pool, etc.) because it’s just not safe, yet many of us still do these things knowing full well that there could be dire consequences.  It should come as…

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