BranchCache, which is new to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is one of my favourite features that allows organisations to reduce the cost of running branch offices and reduce their complexity. Microsoft IT has deployed BranchCache as part of our Windows 7 rollout and is realizing benefits in WAN utilization. Check out the article below on how we are using this great technology.
Reducing Bandwidth Utilization with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 BranchCache
Learn how Microsoft IT uses the BranchCache™ feature available in the Windows® 7 operating system and the Windows Server® 2008 R2 operating system to improve performance and availability to branch offices. Services at the branch office level include file and print management, offline folder redirection, operating system and application distribution, and patch management.
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