Networking and DirectAccess Sessions at TechEd 2012

This year I had the privilege of attending both TechEd North America and TechEd Europe, and presenting a session on Forefront TMG and UAG at both events. With the release of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 due later this year, there were many sessions about the technologies included in the new client and server operating systems. When I wasn’t delivering my session or spending time with the Microsoft team in the learning center, I attended a number of sessions on security and networking. If you were unable to attend, or perhaps missed any of these sessions, they are now all available online on MSDN Channel 9. [ North America | Europe ] Here is a list of my favorite sessions:

  • IPv6 Bootcamp: Get Up to Speed Quickly
  • Windows Server 2012 DirectAccess: How to Quickly and Easily Deploy Your Next Generation Remote Access Solution
  • Overview of Hyper-V Networking in Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 NIC Teaming and Multichannel Solutions
  • Networking for Hybrid Cloud: BranchCache and Cross Premise Connectivity
  • Hyper-V Network Virtualization for Scalable Multi-Tenancy in Windows
  • Extending Enterprise Networks to Windows Azure using Windows Azure Virtual Networks
  • Demystifying Microsoft Forefront Edge Security Technologies: TMG and UAG
  • Ok, I have to admit that I’m somewhat biased about that last session on the list. 😉 However, Windows Server 2012 does have a lot of new networking features and capabilities that make it a compelling solution for remote access and hybrid cloud connectivity. Have a look at some of these sessions and start evaluating Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 today!

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    1. John Maunder

       /  July 18, 2012

      Richard, I have a vpn site to site link between two TMG 2010 servers. Can I replace the vpn technology by using two W2012 servers communicating over DA? If so, can you point me to some documnetation or a ‘how to’ article. Thanks, John

      • Hi John,

        No, you cannot. DirectAccess is a client remote access solution and is not a replacement for site-to-site VPN. The good news is that site-to-site VPN capabilities are now included in the new unified remote access role in Windows Server 2012. Watch this blog for articles on that in the near future!

        • John Maunder

           /  July 22, 2012

          Thanks Richard, very much appreciated. john

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