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Algorithmic improvements boost TCP performance on the Internet

Algorithmic improvements boost TCP performance on the Internet

Improved network performance over the Internet is essential for edge devices connecting to the cloud. Last mile performance impacts user perceived latencies and is an area of focus for our online services like M365, SharePoint, and Bing. Although the next ... continue reading
Making MsQuic Blazing Fast

Making MsQuic Blazing Fast

It’s been a year since we open sourced MsQuic and a lot has happened since then, both in the industry (QUIC v1 in the final stages) and in MsQuic. As far as MsQuic goes, we’ve been hard at work adding ... continue reading
Troubleshooting Switch Misconfiguration

Troubleshooting Switch Misconfiguration

It’s 5 PM on Friday evening – the weekend will soon be here. You do one last sweep of your inbox before signing off when your cellphone the bat phone rings. Someone didn’t get the memo about the unwritten operational ... continue reading
Azure Kubernetes Service on Azure Stack HCI Parity with AKS PowerShell

Azure Kubernetes Service on Azure Stack HCI Parity with AKS PowerShell

AksHci PowerShell February Release If you were one of many people who gave us feedback on our December release, we have exciting news for you! In our February release, we’ve delivered one of the most requested features, additional networking options! ... continue reading
Quick Tip: Does my NIC support VMMQ?

Quick Tip: Does my NIC support VMMQ?

Hi Folks - Most often, when a virtual machine or container is receiving network traffic, the traffic passes through the virtualization stack in the host. This requires host (parent partition) CPU cycles. Synthetic Data Path If the amount of traffic ... continue reading
Introducing Packet Monitor

Introducing Packet Monitor

Network connectivity issues are often hard to diagnose. There are multiple machines involved in a single data transfer; at least two endpoints and a complex network infrastructure in the middle. Lately, with the introduction of network virtualization, more of the ... continue reading
Calico for Windows goes Open Source

Calico for Windows goes Open Source

Since Windows worker node support reached GA in Kubernetes Microsoft and Tigera have listened closely to feedback from the community.A big contention point of Windows Container users in the Kubernetes community is: “One of the most important open source network ... continue reading

Windows Server Insiders getting gRPC support in Http.sys

We keep hearing many of you are eager to host gRPC-enabled services on IIS in Azure, such as here on GitHub. However, the lack of support for several HTTP features in the platform components is blocking you. We listened, and ... continue reading

Pointer: Domain Time Synchronization in the Age of Working from Home

If you're looking for tips on how to keep your remote workers connected and synchronized with time (which is critical for domain joined systems), look no further than this blog on Sarath Madakasira's blog on Domain Time Synchronization in the ... continue reading
Windows Insiders can now test DNS over HTTPS

Windows Insiders can now test DNS over HTTPS

If you have been waiting to try DNS over HTTPS (DoH) on Windows 10, you're in luck: the first testable version is now available to Windows Insiders! If you haven’t been waiting for it, and are wondering what DoH is ... continue reading