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Windows Core Networking APIs and technologies such as Winsock, TCP/IP stack, WFP, IPsec, IPv6, WSK, WinINet, Http.sys, WinHttp, QoS, and System.Net

QoS

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    Adding QOS2 calls in a sample Winsock application: Part 2

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    Hopefully you've read the previous entry with the QOS2 sample. Here are the answers to questions you might have. What header file do I need to include? qos2.h Is this only for user-mode applications? yes it is. However, leave us a comment if...
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    Adding QOS2 calls in a sample Winsock application: Part 1

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    Over the past few months we've been receiving feedback from partners on the new QOS2 API I just wrote about . The first question is often: how do I use this new API in my application? So I thought we should introduce some of the API calls by modifying...
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    Scenarios and technologies of QOS2

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    After XP, when we reviewed the scenarios for QoS in Windows, we considered the following 4 big categories: I'm a network administrator who wants to control how the traffic from the computers on my domain will be marked with priority (DSCP). I...
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    Deprecating old QoS APIs

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    A while back I wrote about the fundamentals of networking Quality of Service (QoS) including 802.1p and DSCP . Gabe recently wrote about WMM . With Vista soon to hit the market, it's time for us to talk about the new and old QoS APIs. Let's start with...
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    Using Policy-Based QoS to Enable and Manage WMM in Enterprise Wireless Deployments

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    If your enterprise wireless AP vendor of choice supports WMM (most likely), and the warriors that wander the halls and conference rooms tote laptops with WMM capable NICs (most likely), you should start taking advantage of this capability. Until Windows...
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    New Public Forum for Windows Network Development Discussions

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    We've just launched a new MSDN public forum for Windows Network Development. The first open forum for discussions is QoS/qWAVE; however, myriad others will follow. We highly encourage open discussion on these forums, and we'll be actively monitoring to...
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    WiFi QoS Support in Windows Vista: WMM part 2

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    My previous post on WiFi QoS (WMM) discussed the four access classes (BG, BE, VI, and VO) available for traffic differentiation. I also highlighted that packets containing either a layer-2 802.1p tag or layer-3 DSCP mark (i.e. packets associated with...
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    WiFi QoS Support in Windows Vista: WMM

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    In Windows Vista, a great deal of effort has gone into making it simple for network applications to take advantage of QoS capable networks. This post focuses on QoS for WiFi networks (both consumer and enterprise) and how the Vista network stack enables...
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    WNDP Connect Site gets an upgrade!

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    Last year we setup a small site on connect.microsoft.com in order to let our blog readers, developers and users file bugs, make suggestions and get some conntent like whitepapers and samples early. The downside to the site was that you couldn't easily...
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    Enabling Diagnostics for Network Performance Tuning

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    In Windows Vista Home Premium and Ultimate editions, Media Center will be available to all. Xbox 360 has integrated Media Center Extender (MCX) functionality, and a lineup of additional MCX devices will be comming soon from a number of partners, making...
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    TOS and DSCP

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    Some weeks ago I described 802.1p . It's a way to color traffic on your local network segment. If you have network equipment aware of this tag, you can get strict prioritization at these hops. Still, the tag is at layer-2 and not layer-3; your average...
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    CNet gives a quick look at Vista Networking

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    CNet wrote some nice words about Windows Vista, especially the QoS work: Networking Windows Vista will come with a completely reworked networking stack. The next-generation TCP/IP stack will work with IPv4 and IPv6, and will also support auto-tuning...
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    Introduction to 802.1p

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    In a previous post, I discussed traffic coloring. Modifications to a data packet such that the packet itself informs your network equipment that it requires handling different from normal packets such as best effort traffic. In other words, if you looked...
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    Connecting Your Digital Home

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    Having spent numerous hours working with analysts reviewing Media Center Extender products to help correct WiFi installation problems, I would like to spare other folks the pain of going through this process uninformed, and share the many ways to successfully...
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    QOS Fundamentals

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    In his previous posts, Gabe introduced networking's QoS team and touched upon some of the areas we're focused on. Over the next few months, we'll present some of the technologies we've been building. Before we look at these, I'd like to cover some of...
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    The Necessity for End-to-End QoS Experiments

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    One phrase you'll see time and again within posts is the necessity for "end-to-end" experiments/measurements. Because I repeat this phrase so often, I figured someone would ask why at some point (so I'll beat you to the punch). End-to-end: adj:...
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    Introduction to WNDP QoS team

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    I wanted to open the WNDP QoS blog with an introduction to the program and problem space our technologies provide a solution for. Hopefully this will set the tone for further entries, which myself and other members of the team will post. The network QoS...
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