"Network Access Protection (NAP) Technical Overview" presentation at the Seattle Windows Networking Users Group

On Wednesday, Nov 2, I presented an technical overview of the Network Access Protection (NAP) technology to the Seattle Windows Networking User Group. We talked about the purpose of NAP, the different NAP enforcement methods, and then dove into the architecture and components of NAP, demonstrating autoremediation and limited access behaviors for a remote access VPN…

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New Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Remote Access VPNs is now available

The Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Remote Access VPNs (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/test-lab-guide-demonstrate-remote-access-vpns.aspx) is now available. This community-authored Test Lab Guide (TLG) in the TechNet Wiki uses the Base Configuration TLG and the Routing and Remote Access service in Windows Server 2008 R2 to create a working test lab for demonstrating remote access VPN connections. Feel free to use the resulting test lab…

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The Windows Server Tech Writers are coming to Tech-Ed 2010!

Talk about your opportunity to NETWORK!    Members of the WSiX Network writing team are coming to Microsoft Tech Ed North America 2010 to demonstrate some of our ideas and upcoming work and to talk to you about the future of documentation for Windows Server. We’re hard at work planning the next version of Windows…

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Windows 7 DNS presentation at the Seattle Windows Networking Users Group

On Wednesday, April 7, I presented a summary of updates that were made to the Domain Name System (DNS) client with Windows 7 to the Seattle Windows Networking User Group. We discussed a change to DNS devolution behavior that affects Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, and previous operating systems also if they have an update…

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Networking-oriented MVPs at the 2010 MVP Global Summit

The 2010 MVP Global Summit ended last Friday on a beautiful spring day here in the Seattle area. It was great to meet some new MVPs such as Mark Minasi, a prolific IT pro writer, and see some familiar faces, such as Ed Horley and Jennelle Crothers. Ed and Jennelle joined a Windows Server documentation…

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Windows networking IT pro writing presence at the upcoming 2010 MVP Global Summit

The 2010 MVP Global Summit the week of Feb 16-19 provides an opportunity for Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) to meet with their counterparts in Microsoft product teams. This year, I will be presenting a DirectAccess breakout session and co-presenting a side session that describes the future of Windows content. If you are an MVP…

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DirectAccess presentation at the Seattle Windows Networking Users Group

On Wednesday, I presented DirectAccess to the Seattle Windows Networking User Group. This was essentially an updated version of the DirectAccess information that I presented at the TechNet Firestarter Event. Thanks to copious amounts of Mountain Dew and pizza, it was a good presentation with lots of great questions and discussion. Here is my slide deck. See the TechNet…

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"Understanding IPv6 Transition Technologies" presentation at the Seattle Windows Networking Users Group

Lured by free pizza (and the chance to lay a firm technical foundation for an upcoming presentation on DirectAccess), I once again assailed the Seattle Windows Networking User Group with a fusillade of technical information, this time on the purpose and protocol details of the IPv6 transition technologies in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (ISATAP,…

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Wireless and 802.1X security and Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2 features at the Seattle Windows Networking Users Group

By teammate Brit Weston and I recently gave presentations to the Seattle Windows Networking User Group (free pizza will make me do crazy things like this :>). I presented a lecture on wireless and 802.1X-authenticated wired security technologies (802.1X, EAP, WPA, and WPA2) and Brit showed a demo of the new wireless and 802.1X-wired authentication…

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BlogMS – The blog for Microsoft product team blogs

In a previous post, I listed all of the Windows Networking blogs. To keep track of all of the official Microsoft product team blogs, see BlogMS – Official Microsoft Team Blogs at http://blogs.technet.com/blogms/. This blog is a central location that tracks resources and activity across all Microsoft product team blogs.   Some key resources published…