Tech·Ed 2007 - Day 3: My First Session (Recap)

Technically it is day 4 for me, but I had a little trouble posting yesterday evening since just about all the bandwidth in my hotel was consumed.  I ran the handy Speakeasy Speed Test a bunch of times and it was barely making it over 300 Kbps on the download side. Wow! It’s slightly ironic…

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Windows Server 2008 Network Security Webcast

The next few days in the US is Memorial Day weekend, also known as the unofficial start to summer.  The means there will be plenty of barbeques, parties, and a Monday off.  Well, if you find yourself without something to done during this extended weekend, why not checkout this 90 minute TechNet webcast Amith Krishnan…

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Joint IPv6 White Paper Scales to 256-Bit Length Addresses

Okay, that was a little bit sensational, if not an outright fib.  What’s no joke is a newly published joint white paper Juniper Networks and Microsoft have co-developed to talk about deploying end-to-end IPv6 scenarios. Heck, we felt that whole end-to-end bit was such a good thing we named the white paper after it (which you…

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WinServer "Longhorn" B3: This time it's "Ready, Set, (Download), and Evaluate!"

That’s right Windows Server “Longhorn” fans, Beta 3 is ready for your evaluation!  Simply visit http://www.microsoft.com/getbeta3, and you’re halfway there to trying out the first major public preview of our next generation of Windows Server. As our press release touts: “[With] Beta 3, customers will see new features and enhancements that include stronger security, better performance,…

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WinServer Longhorn and WinVista: Like to Two Peas in a Pod...er...On a Network

Your humble blogger returns after surviving a cross-country trip to ol’ New York on “vacation”.  Vacation is in quotes because, well, I need one now that I’m back. On to business! While I was out, J. Nicholas Hoover of InformationWeek published a “Top Seven” (Letterman fans unite) on Windows Vista features that need a little…

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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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Nothing But Net(working)! -- Looking for Input for an Upcoming TechNet Webcast

One week from today (Thursday, July 6th) I’ll be delivering a 90 minute TechNet webcast on the new and improved platform networking features and functionality of Windows Server “Longhorn”: TechNet Webcast:Next-Generation Networking with Windows Server “Longhorn” (200 Level) The live session starts at 1:00p (Pacific Time) and will cover a ton of material including: NetIO -…

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It's All About the Networkin' - InfoWorld Review Bullish on Longhorn Server Networking

Oliver Rist of InfoWorld is not one to beat around the bush when it comes to technical reviews.  He is a straight shooter and this is clear in Rist’s recent article on Windows Server “Longhorn”: Longhorn: More than just hype Now, I am very proud of all the great work that is going into our new client…

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IPv6: The Future is Here Now - ISATAP and Manageable Migration

Thinking about IPv6? Good! Are you worried that it is going to take you a long time to get all your gear, systems, applications, etc. upgraded to actually do IPv6?  Well, I’ve got some good news for you: It’s not going to be as hard as you think. To help you get started with planning, testing and…

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TechNet's Networking and Access Technologies Site Gets a Facelift

One of the great things about TechNet…and there’s a lot of great things about TechNet…is the fact it is a living website with new information, guidance, tips, etc. posted as soon as it’s ready.  Well, this time I’m happy to share with you that we have launched a new and improved “Networking and Access Technologies” landing page with…

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