New DirectAccess Learning Roadmap and updated DirectAccess Troubleshooting Guide published

The DirectAccess Learning Roadmap provides links to resources that allow you to build your understanding of DirectAccess, from prerequisites to introductory, intermediate, and advanced information. The DirectAccess Troubleshooting Guide has been updated with new content that describe troubleshooting steps for specific DirectAccess problems.   Joe DaviesPrincipal Technical WriterThe Windows Server Networking Documentation Team

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New Windows Server User Assistance Twitter feed

The Windows Server User Assistance (UA) group has a new Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/WinSrv. Follow it for announcements of new or updated documentation from all of the writing teams in the Windows Server UA group, including the networking team.   When we post to this blog for new or updated content, we will also publish a…

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From Hollywood to how to set up a RADIUS infrastructure: An interview with Senior Technical Writer Jim McIllece

I recently talked with my teammate and long-time colleague Jim McIllece about his background as an IT consultant and his passion as a technical writer for Internet Authentication Service (IAS), Network Policy Server (NPS), and other networking technologies in Windows. Click here, and then click on the musical note graphic to open, download, and then play the audio file. Enjoy!…


New DNS content is now available

Three new documents are now available that discuss DNS server and client features in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7: 1.    What’s New in DNS provides an overview of the following four new features. a.   DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) is a new feature that allows you to sign and host DNSSEC-protected zones. b.   DNS…


The BranchCache Design Guide is published

Hey everybody, just wanted to let you know that the BranchCache Design Guide is now live on the Web at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=169618. The guide provides information about the differences between the two modes in which you can deploy BranchCache – distributed cache mode and hosted cache mode.  In the near future I am also hoping to…


DirectAccess presentation at the Seattle Windows Networking Users Group

On Wednesday, I presented DirectAccess to the Seattle Windows Networking User Group. This was essentially an updated version of the DirectAccess information that I presented at the TechNet Firestarter Event. Thanks to copious amounts of Mountain Dew and pizza, it was a good presentation with lots of great questions and discussion. Here is my slide deck. See the TechNet…

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Networking topics updated in October 2009 based on your feedback

In this blog post, I described how you can provide us with ratings and comments for our topics on TechNet and MSDN through the Click to Rate and Give Feedback facility. In October 2009, the following Windows networking topics have been updated based on your comments: ·          Link-Local Multicast Name Resolution Updated to fix broken…

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