New BranchCache Learning Roadmap topic in the Download Center

Hi everybody – Just wanted to let you know that the new BranchCache Learning Roadmap topic is now available for download from the Microsoft Download Center at http://bit.ly/hckp9j. The HTML version will be published to the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Technical Library in the near future. For those of you who…


Networking technology centers on TechNet updated

Our managing editor Scott Somohano and others have been hard at work updating the following technology centers on TechNet with new designs that highlight featured resources: BranchCache Domain Name System DHCP High-Speed Networking Internet Authentication Service IPv6 IPsec Network Policy Server Quality of Service Routing and Remote Access Windows Firewall Windows Peer-to-Peer Networking Wired Networking…


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…


New BranchCache deployment video

If you’re deploying BranchCache using a BranchCache-capable file server, you might be interested in viewing the new video, “Installing a non-domain member BranchCache-enabled file server.”   You can find the video on TechNet Edge at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=195814.   Thanks –   James McIllece Senior Technical Writer Windows Server Information Experience (WSiX) team 


The BranchCache Hosted Cache Mode Step by Step Guide is Now Available

Hi everybody! Just wanted to let you know that the new “BranchCache Hosted Cache Mode Step by Step” guide is published.   You can get the guide in two formats — download the Word document from the Microsoft Download Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=193487.   Or if you prefer, you can read the content on the Web…


The BranchCache Distributed Cache Mode Step by Step Guide is Now Live in the Microsoft Download Center!

Many of you have probably heard of BranchCache, which is a new networking feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 (and some editions of Windows 7) that helps you optimize wide area network (WAN) bandwidth utilization – but have you actually deployed the technology? If the answer is “no,” but you’re looking forward to checking BranchCache…


The Cable Guy article for January 2010 published

The Cable Guy article in the January 2010 issue of TechNet Magazine online, titled “End-to-End WAN Optimization with BranchCache,” is now available. The latest versions of Windows use BranchCache to reduce utilization of wide area network links. This article describes BranchCache operation and security. For a listing of the most recent The Cable Guy articles, click…


The BranchCache Design Guide is Now Live in the Microsoft Download Center!

Hey everybody, just wanted to let you know that the BranchCache Design Guide is now live at the Microsoft Download Center in Word format at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=179058. The guide helps you choose whether to deploy BranchCache in distributed cache mode, hosted cache mode, or both modes, depending on your goals and your network infrastructure.   This…


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…


The BranchCache Deployment Guide is published

I mentioned in my last blog post, “Spotlight on BranchCache,” that I have a BranchCache deployment guide and a design guide in progress – well the good news is that the BranchCache Deployment Guide for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 is now completed and published on the Web and in the Microsoft Download Center….