The Argument against Disabling IPv6

Last Friday I met with some friends I used to work with in the past and we had some talk about Windows 7 and IPv6. One had mentioned that they would explicitly disable the IPv6 on the client systems, this because they would not use it and they wanted to avoid unnecessary network traffic on their LAN/WAN. Back home I did some searches on the internet and found the below statement in the Support for Read More …

Microsoft DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant (DCA)

For those of you that do already use Windows 7 DirectAccess or plan to do so in the near future have a look at the Microsoft DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant (DCA). The Microsoft DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant (DCA) helps organizations reduce the cost of supporting DirectAccess users and significantly improve their connectivity experience. DCA informs mobile users of their connectivity status at all times; provides tools to help them reconnect on their own if problems arise; and Read More …

Windows7 – DirectAccess video

For those who just can’t get enough, there is a new vide on TechNet Edge where Keith Combs demonstrates the DirectAccess. [videofile][/videofile]

DirectAccess in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft published a Technical Overview document that covers the functional and architectural aspects of DirectAccess, a technology introduced in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to enable mobile workers to seamlessly connect to enterprise network resources when connected to the Internet. Download the document here An Executive overview document is also available here