New Features for Wireless Networking in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows 8.1 has some great new features for Wireless Networking. Wireless Display with Miracast allows you to project your Windows 8.1 laptop or Windows RT tablet screen onto larger Miracast-compatible screens for easy information sharing. 802.11ac provides much greater bandwidth and faster connections than 802.11n and other previous standards. And for those taking their own…


New Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster and Hyper-V Mini-Posters

The new Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster and Hyper-V Mini-Posters are now available for download from the Microsoft Download Center at, courtesy of Windows Server documentation team member Martin McClean. The posters provide a visual reference for understanding key Hyper-V technologies in Windows Server 2012 R2 and focuses on Generation 2 virtual…


New Windows Server Gateway Hardware and Configuration Requirements topic live on the Web

Windows Server Gateway (WSG) is a virtual machine (VM)-based software router that allows Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) and Enterprises to enable datacenter and cloud network traffic routing between virtual and physical networks, including the Internet. WSG is deployed on a dedicated computer that is running Hyper-V and that is configured with one VM. The VM…


Great New Features for Print and Document Services for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 Preview

Print and Document Services in Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview and Windows 8.1 Preview include some great new features that assist administrators as well as end users. Administrators will enjoy the fact that you can now backup, restore, and migrate WSD print devices by using the Print Management console or by using the command line…


Create Security Policies with Extended ACLs for Hyper-V Virtual Switch

One of the new features for the Hyper-V Virtual Switch in Windows Server® 2012 R2 is extended port Access Control Lists (ACLs). You can configure extended ACLs on the Hyper-V Virtual Switch to allow and block network traffic to and from the virtual machines (VMs) that are connected to the switch via virtual network adapters….


DHCP Failover in Windows Server 2012

If you use Microsoft DHCP in your environment, check out our guide about a great new feature in Windows Server 2012 for enabling high availability for DHCP services: Understand and Deploy DHCP Failover. DHCP failover enables you to share IPv4 scope settings and leases between two DHCP servers, and provides another option for high availability in…


New features in Hyper-V Virtual Switch

Hyper-V Virtual Switch in Windows Server 2012 R2 has a lot of great new features that provide security, performance, and compatibility improvements. One of the best improvements is that the switch now peacefully coexists with third party forwarding extensions, and performs hybrid forwarding. With hybrid forwarding, network traffic that is Network Virtualization Generic Routing Encapsulation…


Virtual Lab: Managing Your Network Infrastructure with IP Address Management

Hi, In addition to several new features that have been added to IPAM in Server 2012 R2 Preview (What’s New) we now have an IPAM Virtual Lab available for Windows Server 2012. Check out Managing Your Network Infrastructure with IP Address Management. If you haven’t seen IPAM yet, you should check it out. Virtual Labs are…


New Networking Content for Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview

You might already know that Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview is now available – you can download it from the Microsoft TechNet Evaluation Center at Download Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview – so I wanted to let you know that we are also releasing some early documentation to help you find out about the new…


New! Windows Server Networking TechCenter

The Windows Server Networking TechCenter is now redesigned to help you accomplish your networking goals with the right documentation for the Windows Server products that you use. You can find the new TechCenter at If you know what you want to accomplish but aren’t sure what technologies to use, take a look at the…