Microsoft Press says "NAP the WORLD"

  Microsoft Press is proud to announce the publication of the following book on January 9, 2008:       Windows Server® 2008 Networking and Network Access Protection (NAP) By Joseph Davies and Tony Northrup with the Microsoft Networking Team http://www.microsoft.com/MSPress/books/11160.aspx   This book describes how to plan, deploy, operate, and troubleshoot networks with Windows…

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The Cable Guy loves NAP

A good friend of the NAP team, Joseph Davies (aka the “Cable Guy”), discusses the heart of Network Access Protection (NAP) – Network Policy Server (NPS) on Windows Server 2008 in his December article here.   NAP THE WORLD!   Jeff Sigman Senior Program ManagerNetwork Access Protection (NAP) NAP BlogNAP ForumNAP Site

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Hot news: Want to try out the Linux NAP Client?

I just got word this morning and had to blog it immediately…   NAP Partner Avenda Systems Inc. just let us know that they are now offering an “Evaluation Beta 1 Release” from their website. WOW! Cool!   Please feel free to grab it and send feedback directly to Avenda. Details are here.    …

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Partners Will Extend NAP to Linux and Mac Desktops …

Partners Will Extend Network Access Protection to Linux and Mac Desktops, and Create a New Appliance Form Factor The Network Access Protection (NAP) ecosystem hits 150,000 deployed desktops milestone. BARCELONA, Spain, Nov. 13, 2007 — Microsoft today announced key additions to the Network Access Protection (NAP) ecosystem with new third-party products that extend NAP to…

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XP NAP Rude Q and A

Since I spend nearly 1/3 of my week answering (or ignoring :->) emails about the XP NAP Client, I thought it might be smart to give a very concise Q&A. Here goes:   Questions Jeff’s (brilliant) Answers How do I get a copy of the BETA? While it is on MSConnect, it is easier just…

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NAP troubleshooting content on TechNet

Hi NAP bloggers!   I’ve been working on some NAP troubleshooting content lately that should interest you. The content is for a new type of event-based help that is integrated into Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. To access the content, just view any event in Event Viewer, and click the Event Log Online Help…

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NAP + Terminal Server Gateway

Ever heard of the new Windows Server 2008 feature called Terminal Server Gateway? Did you know they integrated with NAP? Oh yes, they did. A brief summary:   Terminal Services Gateway (TS Gateway) is a role service in the Terminal Services server role of Windows Server® 2008 that allows authorized remote users to connect to…

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Linux NAP progress + "scriptable" health checker

I am horribly busy at the moment, but I simply can’t stop myself from posting this. Check out the details on the Linux NAP Client from Avenda Systems. Oh yeah baby! That’s an awesome page to see! I am going to see if I can get a copy to demo via a webcast. I love…

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NAP + System Center Configuration Manager = Better Together

Ever hear of a little product called SMS? Well, the latest version (System Center Configuration Manager 2007 or SCCM) has just RTM’d and is about to launch. Next month I am flying over to Barcelona for the huge TechEd / IT Forum event to tell Europe about NAP (in case they haven’t heard). This also…

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WinStock 2007

I had a great time this past week talking to the visiting testers from the Longhorn Beta program. It is a very diverse set of people from across the world who test our software and provide feedback without any pay! On their own dime, they flew out to the Microsoft campus and we gave them…

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