NCSI Change Notification

James Kehr from the Windows networking support team here with a public notification. There is a service in Windows called the Network Connectivity Status Indicator, or NCSI for short. Please do not mistake this for NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service). NCSI is the Windows operating system service that determines whether your computer is connected to …

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mDNS in the Enterprise

James Kehr here with the Windows networking support team. This article covers details about mDNS and recommended best practices when trying to control the protocol designed to make life easier. Starting with Windows 10 1703 Microsoft has included native support for multicast DNS, or mDNS. The protocol was developed by Apple, via RFC 6762 and …

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What's QUIC?

James Kehr here with the Windows Networking Escalation Engineering team. Today’s topic is the newly published QUIC protocol. This is a quick discussion, all puns intended, about why QUIC is important to the modern internet. Back in the old days, about the mid-1990’s, when the Internet was new and the Wild Wild Web was a …

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