New dedicated IPv6 TechNet Forum!

The new IPv6 TechNet Forum (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-us/ipv6/threads) provides a space for you to ask questions and comment on issues with IPv6 in Windows. This is a TechNet forum, so there is a slight server/IT focus, but we welcome discussions on IPv6 application development as well. Best! Chris PalmerMicrosoft IPv6 Program Manager


IPv6 Survival Guide in the TechNet Wiki now available

The new IPv6 Survival Guide (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/ipv6-survival-guide.aspx) in the TechNet Wiki contains a new organization of links to Microsoft and third-party resources on IPv6. Because this is a TechNet Wiki topic, feel free to review and add resources that you have found valuable in learning about or evaluating IPv6 for your networks. Thanks. Joe DaviesPrincipal WriterWindows…

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IPv6 Learning Roadmap now available

The IPv6 Learning Roadmap provides an organized and sequential list of Web and print resources that you can use to build your understanding of IPv6, starting with prerequisites and then adding level 100 (introductory), level 200 (intermediate), and level 300 (advanced) knowledge. Each section contains an ordered list of steps. Each step contains a learning…

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Windows 7 passes Phase-2 testing and is IPv6 Ready

The University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory has certified Windows 7 as IPv6 Ready, which confirms via third-party testing that the IPv6 protocol in Windows 7 complies with interoperability and conformance tests defined by the IPv6 Ready Logo committee. To see the versions of Windows that have passed interoperability testing, click here. Joe Davies Principal…

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US Federal Directive to Support IPv6

Vivek Kundra, the Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO), issued a directive on September 28 to “expedite the operational deployment and use of IPv6,” which includes the following for US agencies (excerpted): Upgrade public/external facing servers and services (e.g. web, email, DNS, ISP services, etc.) to operationally use native IPv6 by the end of FY 2012…

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Don’t fall behind, start your IPv6 planning now

A recent survey by the Number Resource Organization (NRO) of over 1,500 network operators found that 84% either have or are considering obtaining public IPv6 address space from Regional Internet Registries (RIRs). See No IPv6 plan? You’re behind schedule in NetworkWorld for the details. Joe Davies Principal Technical Writer for the Windows Server Networking Documentation…

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Rocky Mountain IPv6 Summit presentations available online

The presentations in PDF form for the recently-concluded Rocky Mountain IPv6 Summit are now available online at http://www.rmv6tf.org/presentations2010.htm. These presentations cover a wide ground of topical IPv6 technologies and issues. Take a look. Joe Davies Principal Technical Writer for the Windows Server Networking Documentation Team

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New DirectAccess deployment resources published

For DirectAccess in Windows Server 2008 R2: ·         Windows 2008 R2 Direct Access Server Management Pack for SC Operations Manager 2007 SP1 The management pack includes rich set of Alarms, Monitors and Agent Tasks that can be used to successfully and efficiently manage a DirectAccess server. For DirectAccess in Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG): ·        …

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NIST “Guidelines for the Secure Deployment of IPv6” Special Publication is available for public comment

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is now offering a draft of the Special Publication named “Guidelines for the Secure Deployment of IPv6” (SP 800-119) for public comment.   See the information here about how to obtain this draft publication and submit your comments by April 23, 2010.     Joe DaviesPrincipal Technical Writer…

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Available public IPv4 address space passes ominous milestone

The Number Resource Organization (NRO) announced that the percentage of available public IPv4 address space has dropped below 10%.   See a summary of the announcement in NetworkWorld here.   See the full announcement here.   IPv6, your time is coming…   Joe DaviesPrincipal Technical Writer for the Windows Server Networking Documentation Team

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