Get Started with Software Defined Networking (SDN) in Windows Server 2016 Datacenter

If you’re new to SDN and interested in finding out how using this Windows Server 2016 Datacenter solution might help your business grow, take a look at the new topic Introduction to Software Defined Networking. In this topic you’ll discover information about increased agility, as well as enhanced network security and efficiency. There’s also a…

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Download the New Network Policy Server (NPS) Technical Reference for Windows Server 2016

If you’re a network administrator deploying network access servers right and left – such as wireless access points, 802.1X authenticating switches, dial-in servers, and virtual private network (VPN) servers – you’ll be happy to know that you don’t need to configure network access policies on each of these devices individually. If your network access servers…

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New Network Controller High Availability Topic for Windows Server 2016

The new topic Network Controller High Availability is now available in the Windows Server 2016 Technical Library, and provides an overview of Network Controller as a Service Fabric application, including explaining the advantages of using Service Fabric. Note: Network Controller is a server role in Windows Server 2016 Datacenter edition and is not available in…

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Network Policy Server (NPS) Technical Reference for Windows Server 2008 through Windows Server 2012 R2

The Network Policy Server (NPS) Technical Reference is now available in Word format as a download in TechNet Gallery. This is the Microsoft Network Policy Server (NPS) Technical Reference for Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008. In these products, NPS is a networking server role that…

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Software Defined Networking (SDN) Technologies in Windows Server 2016

If you work for a Cloud Service Provider or Enterprise, you might be interested in learning about all of the Software Defined Networking technologies that are available in Windows Server 2016, which was released in October, 2016 and is now available. Following is a brief rundown of these technologies, as well as Windows Server 2016…

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Network Offload and Optimization Technologies in Windows Server 2016

Senior Microsoft PM Don Stanwyck has authored a great new Networking document that is now available for download in Word format from TechNet Gallery: Network Offload and Optimization Technologies in Windows Server 2016 This document provides information about Network Offload and Optimization technologies that are included in Windows Server 2016, and discusses how these features…

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Four New DNS Policy Scenarios for Windows Server 2016

Back in April 2016, this blog announced the initial publication of the New DNS Policy Scenario Guide for Windows Server 2016. Then in July 2016, this blog announced two new published scenarios in Expanded DNS Policy Scenario Guide for Windows Server 2016. Today, the Windows Server docs team is announcing that the DNS Policy Scenario…

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Deploy BranchCache Hosted Cache Mode with Windows Server 2016

The new deployment guide Deploy BranchCache Hosted Cache Mode is now available in the Windows Server 2016 Technical Library. BranchCache is a wide area network (WAN) bandwidth optimization technology that is included in some editions of the Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 operating systems, as well as in earlier versions of Windows and Windows Server….

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New 802.1X / PEAP-MS-CHAP v2 Wireless Networking Deployment Guide for Windows Server 2016

If you’re interested in learning how to deploy wireless networking for your organization that provides the security of Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol (PEAP) and 802.1X – as well as the ease of using password-based user authentication rather than smart cards – you will be interested in this new guide: Deploy Password-Based 802.1X Authenticated Wireless Access This…

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Manage Tenant Workloads with New Docs for Windows Server 2016

Some new documentation on how to Manage Tenant Workloads might interest you if you work for a Cloud Service Provider or Enterprise that is using Microsoft Software Defined Networking (SDN) in Windows Server 2016. These new docs discuss deploying tenant virtual machines (VMs) and connecting them to a tenant Virtual Network or virtual Local Area…

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