Article Alert: Policy-Driven Network Access with Windows Server 2008

While it has been nearly three months since I moved from the role as product manager for Windows Server networking to the Exchange Server team, I still get the occasional opportunity to strut my old networking stuff.  One such example is a recent article I co-authored with Amith Krishnan (product manager for Network Access Protection)…


Broadcom Takes IPsec to Task (Offload That Is)!

Our friends over at  Broadcom announced on Tuesday (November 6th) a new super cool, 65nm Gigabit Ethernet controller that will incorporate support for Window Vista’s IPsec Task Offload functionality! As my boss’ boss said in the press release: “Thanks to Broadcom’s inclusion of IPsec task offload support, our mutual customers will have even greater flexibility…


Now You Can Receive Me In Stereo!

As an FYI, I’m now also blogging on the recently launched Forefront Team Blog on another part of the TechNet blog-o-sphere-o-rama.  I posted one that’s very relevant to the networking and network security themes of this blog, and thought it would be worth a quasi-cost post plug here: Happy Birthday Windows Networking! Enjoy! – hama


Greetings from the Future (Or, At Least GMT+8)

It’s the Saturday following my week here in Kuala Lumpur (aka KL) and TechEd 2007 SEA (aka South East Asia).  The week was a good time, and it was great to connect with the local ‘softies, MVPs, partners, and of course, the regional customers. I delivered two sessions, both basically repeats of my sessions at…


Tech·Ed 2007 – Day 4: TLC Fun! (Recap)

Once more, I’m plagued by horrifically poor bandwidth on the hotel network.  After having dinner with Sean (aka Seanv6) at the Bahama Breeze, and dodging some hardcore downpours with lots of loud thunder and nearby lightening to boot, I returned to my humble temporary abode to check email, surf for interesting tidbits to kick-off my Thursday afternoon…


TechEd 2007 Security Track Goes On-line

Guess what?  TechEd 2007 is next week! Yup. And, to help make your TechEd experience even better, my pals over in the Trustworthy Computing Group have launched a brand new “TechEd Security Track 2007” site off of  Check it out at: What’s neat is you can listen to me blather on about the…


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…


The 2007 Tour: From SecMan to WinHEC to Interop and on to TechEd

May. What a crazy month! What is it that they say?  “May comes in with a joint launch for Forefront and System Center, and goes out with a Windows Server 2008 demo for a BillG keynote at WinHEC in LA” Maybe I’m confusing the old adage about the month of March. Anyhow, here’s a quick…


Get Your NAP (Step-by-Step) On!

A great thing about reaching the B3 milestone for Windows Server “Longhorn” is all the new (and improved) documentation that we get to publish.  One such example is a set of new Network Access Protection (aka NAP) “step-by-step” guides to help you setup and test your favorite NAP scenario. For your perusal, we have four…


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, 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,…