Microsoft introduced support for IPv6 in our operating systems starting with Windows XP Service Pack 1 in 2002. However, it wasn’t until Windows Vista in 2006 that Microsoft offered full support for IPv6.
In 2011, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) allocated the last blocks of available IPv4 addresses, which triggered a greater sense of urgency to transition to IPv6, which offers a much larger address space than IPv4 and can support the continued growth of the internet. It is widely expected that we will use both IPv4 and IPv6 for the near future.
Now, we’re finally bringing IPv6 support to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), to support customers with increased mobility, and help reduce spending on fast-depleting, expensive IPv4 addresses and ensure security.
John Flores joins me to discuss it.
IMPORTANT NEXT STEPS!
We’ll begin introducing IPv6 support to Azure AD starting April 3, 2023. So, if you’ve received one of these emails. (pictured here below) YOU MUST ACT NOW!!! We’ve published information now so that customers can make plans to ensure their readiness. You can find out more right here, HTTPS://AKA.MS/AZUREADIPV6
Along with the upcoming changes to Azure AD and IPv6, it would be a great idea for you to get a jump on how IPv6 works with Azure Virtual Networks. Here is a set of resources to begin that journey of understanding IPv6 in relation to VNets and implementing IPv6 with your applications and Windows Server VMs.
See you next month!