Windows Server networking documentation brings home the awards!

At the Puget Sound Society for Technical Communication (STC) Competition Showcase held Tuesday, January 19, 2010, the following was awarded for Windows Server networking IT pro documentation: ·         Excellence award for the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Design and Deployment Guide, Dave Bishop (writer) and Allyson Adley (editor) ·         Merit award for the DirectAccess Design…

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Spotlight on Wireless Hosted Network in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Hello, Windows Networking Developer folks and interested parties!   The wireless Hosted Network is a new WLAN feature supported on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with the Wireless LAN Service installed. This feature implements two major functions:   ·         The virtualization of a physical wireless adapter into more than one virtual wireless adapter…


Spotlight on BranchCache

Hi there —   Just wanted to let everyone know that with the imminent release of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, there is new documentation published (and some that is soon to be published) about BranchCache, which is a new WAN optimization feature in some editions of these products.   You can find…


Spotlight on the Microsoft Enterprise Networking Team blog

I thought I would take the opportunity to spotlight a very cool blog for Windows Networking: the Microsoft Enterprise Networking Team blog at http://blogs.technet.com/networking/default.aspx, published by the Customer Service and Support (CSS) Enterprise Platforms Networking team. This blog is a gold mine of great content that describes how Windows networking works and provides answers to…

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Spotlight on the Windows Filtering Platform

Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) is a new architecture introduced in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. WFP allows independent software vendors (ISVs) to filter and modify TCP/IP packets, monitor or authorize connections, filter Internet Protocol security (IPsec)-protected traffic, and filter remote procedure calls (RPCs). With WFP, you can examine or modify outgoing and incoming packets…

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