Michael and I have been on the road for the current Technet Update Events throughout June and I have to say I've enjoyed telling you all about some of the latest changes to Windows Server 2008 in the areas of Networking and Terminal Services. The attendance for the events I've done so far in Brisbane and Canberra have been very good with lots of great questions and interaction during the session. If I didn't answer a question completely or you just need more information then please feel free to drop a question against this post or send me an email and I'll find out the answer for you.
We will be posting the slides for this month's event later this week so watch out for that.
During my session in Canberra a lot of people were very interested in the changes we have made in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista to help in the Branch scenario. I talk about a lot of the changes in TCP/IP and SMB 2.0 in how they both help in network performance for both clients and servers. Below are some more resources in this area and a link to the Tolly Group's report on Network performance in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.
- Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Networking Benchmark Study
- New Networking Features in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
- Next Generation TCP/IP Stack Resources
- Cable Guy article on Improvements to TCP/IP
- TCP Receive Windows Auto-Tuning
- Explicit Congestion Notification (ECN) for TCP/IP
- Network Diagnostics Framework in Windows Vista
These resources should provide you some good in depth details of the changes we have made to networking in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista. I for one think these changes are quite significant and move us forward to the next level of networking.