BranchCache in Windows Server 2016

The BranchCache overview topic for Windows Server 2016 is now live on the Web! 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 some editions of Windows Server® 2012 R2, Windows® 8.1, Windows Server® 2012, Windows®…

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Deploy Network Controller in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview using Windows PowerShell

In Windows Server® 2016 Technical Preview, you can use Windows PowerShell to deploy Network Controller on multiple computer or virtual machine (VM) nodes and create a cluster for high availability. Network Controller is a key feature of the Microsoft Software Defined Networking solution. Network Controller provides a centralized, programmable point of automation to manage, configure, monitor,…

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Core Network Guide for Windows Server 2016

The Core Network Guide for Windows Server 2016 is now live in the technical library on TechNet. This guide is designed for network and system administrators who are installing a new network or who want to create a domain-based network to replace a network that consists of workgroups. The deployment scenario provided in this guide…

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Switch Embedded Teaming – Network Adapter Teaming Within Hyper-V Virtual Switch

In Windows Server Technical Preview 3, you can use Switch Embedded Teaming (SET) within a Hyper-V Virtual Switch to team up to eight physical Ethernet network adapters into one or more software-based virtual network adapters. These virtual network adapters provide fast performance and fault tolerance in the event of a network adapter failure. SET member…

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Use Windows PowerShell Scripts to Deploy Software Defined Networks

The new Windows Server Technical Preview 3 topic Deploy Software Defined Networks using scripts demonstrates how you can deploy a Microsoft Software Defined Network infrastructure by using Windows PowerShell scripts. The infrastructure includes a single node Network Controller, a Software Load Balancer (SLB)/MUX, virtual networks with Hyper-V Network Virtualization, and associated access control lists (ACLs)….

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New Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 Networking Overview

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 is now available for download, and the networking documentation team has published some new content for your review so that you can familiarize yourself with the new technical preview. The new topic Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 Networking Overview provides information about new networking features and technologies, supported…

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New IP Address Management (IPAM) Content for WSTP

In Windows Server Technical Preview, IPAM supports DNS resource record, conditional forwarder, and DNS zone management for both domain-joined Active Directory-integrated and file-backed DNS servers. In addition, IPAM supports role-based access control and all functionality in previous versions of the technology. If you're interested in learning more, see Manage IPAM in the Windows Server Technical…

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VMM Network Objects Fundamentals – New on TechNet

Windows Server and Cloud Networking writer Vic Horne has a new topic in the Windows Server 2012/R2 Technical Library about Network Objects in System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). This is a terrific guide for those new to virtual networking with Windows Server Hyper-V and VMM. Covered in the guide are hosts and…

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New NIC Teaming Documentation for Windows Server Technical Preview

If you're interested in maximizing network performance in Windows Server Technical Preview, as well as creating fault tolerance for servers with two or more network adapters, you can use NIC Teaming. In Windows Server Technical Preview, NIC Teaming allows you to group between one and thirty-two physical Ethernet network adapters into one or more software-based…

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Windows Server Technical Preview 2 – New Technical Library Now Live on TechNet

If you're interested in finding out about the next version of Windows Server – which for now is named "Windows Server Technical Preview 2" – take a look at the new Windows Server Technical Preview 2 Technical Library. This library, as with the libraries for previous versions of Windows Server, is the central location for…

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