Links to //build/ conference sessions on Jose Berreto's blog

At the Windows //build/ conference last month, Windows Server product teams presented a number of sessions on Windows Server 8 topics, some of them networking-related. Check out this post on Jose Berreto’s blog for links to the recorded sessions: Links to //build/ sessions on Storage, Networking and Hyper-V Jose is a Principal Program Manager in the File…

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"Give Microsoft’s Scalable Networking Pack Another Look" article in Windows IT Pro Magazine

Tod Edwards, my colleague in Microsoft’s Customer Support Services (CSS) for many years, has published the following article in Windows iT Pro Magazine: Give Microsoft’s Scalable Networking Pack Another Look In this article, he describes the Receive-Side Scaling (RSS) and TCP Chimney Offload features and the best practices recommendations for using them. Thanks, Tod! Read…

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Checking on the top support issues in Windows networking

The Product Quality Communication and Solution Assets (PQ CSA) team here at Microsoft recently created a set of RSS feeds that describe the current top support issues for products and support issue categories. To check for the top issues in Windows networking, click one of the following RSS feeds: Windows Server Windows Client Windows Client for IT…

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Essential Windows networking IT skills going forward

Check out Brian Posey’s recent TechNet Magazine article titled IT Skills Development: Top 10 Essential IT Skills. The following subset of the list in Brian’s article are especially important for Windows networking-focused IT pros:   PowerShell   See the Windows PowerShell Survival Guide and Chapter 8-Networking of Ed Wilson’s Windows PowerShell Scripting Guide. Virtualization  See the Hyper-V…

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Network Shell (Netsh) Technical Reference for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 – CHM Download

The Netsh command line reference for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is now available for download as a Compiled HTML Module (CHM) Help file, in the Microsoft Download Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=193003. The Netsh command-line utility provides a way for you to configure settings and display the status of various networking features on…

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Support pages for The Cable Guy column are back on the grid

The following support pages for TechNet’s The Cable Guy column are once again available for your viewing pleasure: ·         TechNet’s The Cable Guy Column Lists the most recent articles. Updated for each new article. ·         About The Cable Guy Describes the work of The Cable Guy (yours truly). ·         The Cable Guy – Column Archives…

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New "Windows Firewall with Advanced Security and IPsec Articles and Documents" video published

A new Windows Firewall with Advanced Security and Internet Protocol security (IPsec) video screencast is now available at http://edge.technet.com/Media/Windows-Firewall-with-Advanced-Security-and-IPsec-Content/. This screencast describes the Microsoft content that is available for Windows Firewall with Advanced Security and IPsec.   Vic HorneSenior Technical WriterThe Windows Server Networking Documentation Team

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Free “Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2” eBook from Microsoft Press

Download the free Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2 eBook from Microsoft Press, written by industry experts Charlie Russel and Craig Zacker along with the Windows Server team at Microsoft. Chapter 8 describes DirectAccess, VPN reconnect, and the new features of Network Policy Server (NPS). Enjoy!   Joe DaviesPrincipal Technical WriterThe Windows Server Networking Documentation Team

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Windows Server 2008 R2 migration guides for networking roles and features now available

The Migrate Server Roles to Windows Server 2008 R2 is a TechNet page with links to guides that describe how to migrate Windows roles and features. Check out the following guides for networking roles and features:   ·         Active Directory Domain Services and Domain Name System (DNS) Server Migration Guide ·         Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol…

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New Windows Server User Assistance Twitter feed

The Windows Server User Assistance (UA) group has a new Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/WinSrv. Follow it for announcements of new or updated documentation from all of the writing teams in the Windows Server UA group, including the networking team.   When we post to this blog for new or updated content, we will also publish a…

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