We’re moving!

After a many years on Technet, Microsoft is retiring the existing blogging platform.  We will soon be migrating over to a Tech Community which many of you have already been familiarized with.  We appreciate all the many helpful comments and consistent viewership we’ve seen over the years and hope you’ll join us at our new… Read more

Networking in Red Hat OpenShift for Windows

Hello again, Today we will be drilling into a more complex topic following the introduction to Red Hat OpenShift for Windows on premises two weeks ago. We will expand into the networking layer of the architecture that we have chosen for the current developer previews. You may ask yourself “Why do I care about how… Read more

Turkey Day Mailbag

Hello Networking Enthusiasts – Tomorrow, the US will celebrate Thanksgiving and since we’re so close to a holiday we decided to keep this week’s blog fairly simple and answer some common questions and information we’ve seen over the last few months. If you have follow-up questions you’d like answered (or more details on what’s below),… Read more

Managing Windows containers with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.11

Who is the new guy blogging? Before getting into the topic, I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Mike Kostersitz, I am Principal Program Manager and just joined the core networking team in the Cloud and AI organization. I will be focusing on expanding the Windows container networking ecosystem, work with partners to bring… Read more

Windows Transport converges on two Congestion Providers: Cubic and LEDBAT

#LEDBAT @Win10Transports Why don’t we dive right  in?   What is a Congestion Provider and why do you (the reader) care? What is it? A Congestion Provider is an algorithm that controls the flow of data from a Windows computer to any other computer. Congestion Provider defined: Because Cubic is for humans and LEDBAT is for… Read more

Leap Seconds for the AppDev: What you should know

Author: Travis Luke Last week my esteemed colleague Dan Cuomo introduced Leap Seconds support for Windows 10 including what you need to know if you’re an IT Pro. If you’re an application developer, the things you need to know are a little bit different. I’m sure all of you were wondering how your application take… Read more

Leap Seconds for the IT Pro: What you need to know

Hi Everybody – Program Manager Dan Cuomo here to tell you, the IT Pro, everything you need to know about Leap Seconds on Windows. If you saw our recent blog series on the Top 10 Networking Features, you may have already noticed an announcement about Leap Second support included in Windows Server 2019 and Windows… Read more

Notes from the Field: Microsoft SDN Software Load Balancers

Kyle Bisnett and Bill Curtis here. We are two Software Defined Network Blackbelts and Premier Field Engineers at Microsoft and specialize in Hybrid Cloud technologies, which includes Cloud Platform System, Azure Stack and WSSD/SDDC. Most importantly, we ensure it’s easy for our customers and partners to deploy and leverage Software Defined Networking (SDN), whether it’s… Read more

Support for LEDBAT: Public Service Announcement

Don’t forget to #LEDBAT and @Win10Transports There is buzz on the IT Blogs & Boards that LEDBAT isn’t working as advertised on Windows Server 2016 and up – this is easily explained and is the result of a misconfiguration that is also easily remedied. The symptoms of the misconfiguration are that LEDBAT gets stuck in a… Read more

TCP Templates for Windows Server 2019 – How to tune your Windows Server Transports (Advanced users only 😉)

Don’t forget to #LEDBAT and @Win10Transports Windows TCP parameters can be  configured using templates. However, Windows TCP template tuning is one of the deepest darkest mysteries throughout the land. There is only one solution to this problem. Simplicitas ad redigendum (according to Bing) this is Latin for “Reduce to simplicity”. Good thing that TCP templates are… Read more