New IPv6 TechNet Forum is now available

A new, dedicated TechNet Forum for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is now available at http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ipv6/threads. Use this forum to get answers to questions about or to discuss issues with IPv6 technology, deployment, or application development. This forum will be monitored by members of the Windows IPv6 Product Team here at Microsoft. Enjoy! Joe DaviesPrincipal WriterWindows Server Information Experience

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The BranchCache hosted cache server videos are now live!

Hi everyone –   Just wanted to let you know that a new video on how to deploy a non-domain member BranchCache hosted cache server is now published live on TechNet Edge.   This is a two-part video, and the total running time for both is around eleven and a half minutes.   With the…

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Windows Networking content wins six Society of Technical Communication (STC) awards!

The following Windows Networking content won awards from the Puget Sound Chapter of the Society of Technical Communication (STC): Core Network Guides for Windows Server 2008 R2 (Brit Weston and James McIllece) Test Lab Guides topic in the TechNet Wiki (Joe Davies, Tom Shinder, and Scott Somohano) Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate DirectAccess (Joe Davies) DirectAccess with Network Access Protection (NAP)…

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Get started analyzing network traffic with Network Monitor videos

Sometimes the only way to find out what is going on or why something is not working is to capture and analyze network traffic using a packet sniffer, also known as a network analyzer. Microsoft has written a full featured packet sniffer named Network Monitor 3.4 (http://blogs.technet.com/b/netmon/p/downloads.aspx), which is available as a free download. To…

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New IPv6 Survival Guide in the TechNet Wiki

There is a new IPv6 Survival Guide (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/ipv6-survival-guide.aspx) in the TechNet Wiki, containing a new organization of links to Microsoft and third-party resources on IPv6. Because this is a TechNet Wiki topic, feel free to review and add resources that you have found valuable in learning about or evaluating IPv6 for your networks. Thanks. Joe…

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New Test Lab Guides blog

The Test Lab Guides (TLGs) initiative is gaining momentum across the Windows and other writing teams. To keep track of the latest news on this initiative, check out and subscribe to the new Test Lab Guides blog. Myself and Tom Shinder will use this new blog as the central place to inform you of new TLG deliverables and ideas for how…

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Networking topics updated in October 2010 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 2010, the following Windows networking topics were updated based on your comments: ·          Check DNS event log Corrected the procedure for event…

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New Test Lab Guide: Fabrikam Base Configuration published

Thanks to the efforts of my esteemed colleague Tom Shinder, the Test Lab Guide: Fabrikam Base Configuration is now available. This new test lab guide (TLG) extends the Base Configuration test lab by adding a second organization, the Fabrikam Corporation, to the test lab environment for modular TLGs or TLG stacks that demonstrate cross-organization IT capabilities. With the combination of…

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Two New Networking Guides Available in the Microsoft Download Center

The Windows Server Information Experience (WSiX) team has two new guides that are now available both on the Web and in the Microsoft Download Center. In the guide "Accomplish Goals with Windows Server Networking," you’ll find networking goals that are presented in plain English so that you can find the right documentation, even if you…

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Test lab troubleshooting scenario example for DirectAccess published

In this blog post, I described the test lab troubleshooting scenario and how it can be used to extend a troubleshooting test lab guide (TLG) and teach people troubleshooting techniques while they are ramping up technically or evaluating a new product, technology, or feature. I just published DirectAccess client cannot detect the intranet due to incorrect…

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