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LEDBAT Background Data Transfer for Windows

LEDBAT Background Data Transfer for Windows

LEDBAT is the background data transfer product built into the Windows networking stack and recommended by the Windows Data Transport team for moving bulk data without interfering with foreground traffic. LEDBAT has a couple of advantages that make it our ... continue reading
Balance Performance in MsQuic and XDP

Balance Performance in MsQuic and XDP

Improving performance has always been a major goal for MsQuic. Recently, we have put in a lot of effort into getting ultra-low latency with MsQuic. We have prototyped a fully functioning XDP data path for MsQuic to bypass Windows TCP/IP ... continue reading
NIC Certification updates in the Windows Server Catalog

NIC Certification updates in the Windows Server Catalog

Hi Everybody - Dan Cuomo, Principal PM on the Azure Edge and Platform, Core Networking team, here to talk about some changes we're making to NIC certification in the Windows Server Catalog. During OS deployment (and periodically after that), you ... continue reading
Troubleshooting SDN Windows Admin Center Certificates

Troubleshooting SDN Windows Admin Center Certificates

If you checked out our WAC 2208 Public Preview of SDN extensions, you may be presented with a notification like the below when attempting to load Virtual Networks and/or Logical Networks: The underlying connection was closed: Could not establish trust ... continue reading
Az Stack HCI: Software Defined Networking (SDN) extensions reach General Availability for WAC

Az Stack HCI: Software Defined Networking (SDN) extensions reach General Availability for WAC

Software Defined Networking is Azure-inspired Networking in your datacenter and at the edge, learn more below: Plan for and deploy SDN infrastructure on Azure Stack HCI - Learn | Microsoft Docs  Implement Datacenter Firewall and Software Load Balancer on Azure ... continue reading
Network ATC: What's coming in Azure Stack HCI 22H2

Network ATC: What's coming in Azure Stack HCI 22H2

When we first released Network ATC, we greatly simplified the deployment and on-going management of host networking in Azure Stack HCI. Whether it was the simple yet powerful deployment experience, a “that was easy” cluster expansion process, or increased reliability ... continue reading
DNS over TLS available to Windows Insiders

DNS over TLS available to Windows Insiders

Credit and thanks to Alex Jercaianu, Matthew Cox, Miguel Reyes Badilla, and Milan Justel for implementation work DNS over TLS (DoT) is an alternative encrypted DNS protocol to DNS over HTTPS (DoH). Where DoH treats DNS traffic as one more ... continue reading
Network ATC on Azure Stack HCI

Network ATC on Azure Stack HCI

Update: Network ATC is now publicly available with Azure Stack HCI 21H2 As you may be aware, Microsoft announced the general availability of the Azure-connected Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, Azure Stack HCI. Previously Azure Stack HCI was built off Windows Server which ... continue reading
Open Source XDP for Windows

Open Source XDP for Windows

XDP (eXpress Data Path) is a high performance, programmable network data path that is already a Linux Kernel project with a significant community (Google, Amazon, Intel, Mellanox, etc.) around it. “XDP for Windows” is our new open source XDP interface ... continue reading
Aligning on mDNS: ramping down NetBIOS name resolution and LLMNR

Aligning on mDNS: ramping down NetBIOS name resolution and LLMNR

The modern standard for multicast name discovery is mDNS. However, Windows supports other multicast name resolutions protocols for historical reasons, including NetBIOS name resolution and LLMNR. More details about the documentation for each of these protocols can be found here ... continue reading