DirectAccess Test Lab Guides for Windows Server 2016

Three DirectAccess Test Lab Guides are now live on the Web, allowing you to test a variety of DirectAccess scenarios in a lab environment before scaling your DirectAccess solution to your production environment. Following are brief descriptions of the new guides. Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate DirectAccess in a Cluster with Windows NLB. This guide contains…


New BranchCache Deployment Guide for Windows Server 2016

The BranchCache Deployment Guide for Windows Server 2016 is now live on the Web! You can use the deployment guide for both domain based and non-domain based deployments of BranchCache. Domain based deployments provide the advantage of using Group Policy, including the use of Service Connection Points for Hosted Cache Servers. This guide also provides…


5 New DirectAccess Documents for Windows Server 2016

In Windows Server 2016, the Remote Access server role includes three role services – VPN and DirectAccess (also known as Remote Access Service, or RAS), Routing, and Web Application Proxy. If you work for an Enterprise, you probably want to provide your organization employees with the ability to connect to your network from remote locations….


Software Load Balancing (SLB) for Software Defined Networking (SDN)

Windows Server 2016 includes Software Load Balancing for Software Defined Networking, and there’s a new topic, Software Load Balancing (SLB) for SDN, that will give you an overview of this new technology. SLB is great for Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) and Enterprises that deploy SDN with Network Controller, RAS Gateway in multitenant mode, and other…


RAS Gateway High Availability in Windows Server 2016

If your organization is a Cloud Service Provider (CSP) or an Enterprise with multiple tenants, you can deploy RAS Gateway in multitenant mode to provide network traffic routing to and from virtual and physical networks, including the Internet. You can deploy RAS Gateway in multitenant mode as an edge gateway to route tenant customer network…


BranchCache in Windows Server 2016

The BranchCache overview topic for Windows Server 2016 is now live on the Web! BranchCache is a wide area network (WAN) bandwidth optimization technology that is included in some editions of the Windows Server® 2016 and Windows 10® operating systems, as well as in some editions of Windows Server® 2012 R2, Windows® 8.1, Windows Server® 2012, Windows®…