New and updated DirectAccess documentation is now available

The following new documentation resources for DirectAccess in Windows Server 2008 R2 are now available: ·        Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 DirectAccess IT Infrastructure Compatibility This white paper describes how DirectAccess integrates with existing IT environments. ·        DirectAccess Learning Roadmap Provides links to resources that build your understanding of DirectAccess, from prerequisites to introductory, intermediate, and…

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IPv6 considered for the Smart Grid

The Smart Grid, a modernization and automation of the United States power grid, will potentially need millions of devices, each with their own address. Due to the relative scarcity of public IPv4 addresses and the complications of using address translators, IPv6 with its large address space for end-to-end connectivity is being considered.   For more…

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New DirectAccess documentation is now available

The following new documentation resources for DirectAccess are now available: ·         DirectAccess Deployment Guide This guide provides checklists and step-by-step procedures for deploying DirectAccess servers and DirectAccess client settings. Use this guide to answer the “How” questions a deployment team might ask before implementing a DirectAccess design. ·         DirectAccess Troubleshooting Guide This early version describes…

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DirectAccess Design Guide is now available

The DirectAccess Design Guide is now available and published in the following locations: ·         As Web articles on TechNet ·         As a white paper in the Microsoft download center This guide provides information about advantages, disadvantages, requirements, recommendations, and design considerations for deploying DirectAccess. It answers the “What,” “Why,” and “When” questions that your deployment design…

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Great advice on finding and using an IPv6-capable ISP

For those of you investigating what it takes to get your organization connected to the IPv6 Internet, check out “Finding an IPv6 ISP: Advice on Choosing and IPv6-capable Internet Service Provider” from NetworkWorld blogger Scott Hogg.   Scott describes the types of IPv6 Internet connectivity (native vs. tunneled), discusses recommendations, and provides lists of links to…

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DirectAccess Early Adopter’s Guide for Windows Server 2008 RC is available

The DirectAccess Early Adopter’s Guide, updated for Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate (RC), is published in the following locations: ·          As Web articles on TechNet ·          As a white paper in the Microsoft download center This guide has the latest conceptual, planning, design, deployment, and troubleshooting information for DirectAccess in Windows Server 2008 R2…

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New ARIN CEO stresses the IPv4 address depletion problem and the importance of migrating to IPv6

Network World interviews John Curran, the new president and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), in Internet’s biggest issue? IPv6 transition, new ARIN CEO says. Some direct quotes from John Curran: ·         IPv4 address depletion is the most pressing issue facing the Internet community today… ·         Yes, we are going to run…

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Major carriers ramping up support for IPv6

Check out these recent articles in Network World that describe how major carriers for Internet traffic are now supporting IPv6 or developing support for IPv6: ·         Comcast open for IPv6 business ·         LTE devices must support IPv6, says Verizon ·         U.S. carriers quietly developing IPv6 services The future is on its way…   Joe DaviesPrincipal…

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More New Technical Resources for DirectAccess

Check out these new technical resources for DirectAccess, the next-generation remote access feature in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that uses IPv6 for end-to-end connectivity and IPsec for traffic protection:  DirectAccess Datasheet This 2-page datasheet provides a brief overview of DirectAccess, its benefits, system requirements, and features. Convergent Computing Case Study and Sporton International…

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