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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Expanded DNS Policy Scenario Guide 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. The initial guide publication included a DNS Policy overview, plus two initial scenarios that show you how to use DNS Policy for geo-location based traffic management with either primary DNS servers or both primary…

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New Windows Server 2016 NIC and Switch Embedded Teaming User Guide for Download

The new Windows Server 2016 NIC and Switch Embedded Teaming User Guide is now available for download in Microsoft Word format in TechNet Gallery. This guide provides information about NIC Teaming and Switch Embedded Teaming (SET) in Windows Server 2016. NIC Teaming allows you to group between one and thirty-two physical Ethernet network adapters into…

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RAS Gateway Deployment Architecture for Software Defined Networking in Windows Server 2016

If you work for a Cloud Service Provider (CSP) or Enterprise that is planning on deploying Software Defined Networking (SDN) in Windows Server 2016, you will be interested in the topic RAS Gateway Deployment Architecture, which is now live on the Web. When you deploy SDN, you use Hyper-V Network Virtualization to create tenant Virtual…

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New DNS Policy Scenario Guide for Windows Server 2016

DNS Policy is a new feature for DNS in Windows Server® 2016, and a new DNS Policy Scenario Guide is now live on the Web. This guide currently includes a DNS Policy overview, plus two initial scenarios that show you how to use DNS Policy for geo-location based traffic management with either primary DNS servers…

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