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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

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  • Blog Post: Windows Rally Demo'd at WinHEC

    I noticed that there was a demo of Rally technologies at the WinHEC keynote the other day, so I created a link to part of the keynote with the Rally demo . Enjoy. -- Ari Pernick
  • Blog Post: The Importance of 5GHz Operation for Video

    Recently, I read a great article on ZDNet that discusses the challenges IEEE 802.11n faces with 2.4GHz operation. The article is appropriately titled The Consequences of Abandoning the 5GHz Frontier , and discusses some history, backward compatibility, and interference. The important takeaway from this...
  • Blog Post: Wireless Routers That Rock: First Works With Vista Router

    Congratulations to D-Link (powered by Ubicom ) for being the first ever to acheive a Windows Vista logo for the DIR-655 wireless router. While Buffalo acheived the premium "Certified for Windows Vista" logo , D-Link was first to meet the baseline "Works with Windows Vista" requirements (months ago)....
  • Blog Post: Wireless Routers That Rock: First Certified For Vista Router

    Congratulations to Buffalo for being the first to acheive a Certified for Windows Vista logo for their dual-band WZR-AG300NH wireless router. In short, this device passed over eight hours worth of rigerous testing designed to ensure a fantastic experience of Windows Vista scenarios; including HD...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Networking Goodies, Part 2: Device & Service Discovery

    In my first post of this series, I talked about Windows Connect Now (WCN) and how easy it is in Windows Vista to discover, configure, and securely connect devices to a wireless network. In this post, I’ll talk about how to discover PCs, devices, and services that are available on the network. In Windows...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Networking Goodies, Part 1: Windows Connect Now

    In addition to a completely re-written core networking stack, Windows Vista makes networking a significantly easier proposition for home, small business, and enterprise users. In this multi-part series, I’ll describe some new features which greatly simplify the experience of connecting to and configuring...
  • Blog Post: LLTD is Available for Non-Windows Platforms

    Exciting news; the Windows Rally Development Kit was publicly released today on the Windows Rally technologies website! This porting kit is royalty free and provides full source code for an embedded Linux (yes, you read that correctly) reference implementation. Although Linux was used as a reference...
  • Blog Post: How to Enable the Windows Vista Network Map

    As Gabe mentioned in his blog post titled “ Xbox 360 Fall Update Includes LLTD ,” the Xbox 360 now includes the Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) protocol. At a basic function level, LLTD gives users a graphical representation of their home network topology. In addition to the network map, LLTD offers...
  • Blog Post: Xbox 360 Fall Update Includes LLTD

    There has been a lot of buzz about the recent fall update for the Xbox 360; however, an important new feature which has not been mentioned is support for the Link Layer Topology Discovery ( LLTD ) protocol. In its basic form, LLTD allows a Windows Vista PC to accurately map the topology of your home...
  • Blog Post: How to find consumer network gear that rocks: part 2 (QoS)

    The “Certified for Windows Vista” logo is comprised of requirements for myriad networking features and scenarios, one of which being network Quality of Service (QoS). What is QoS and why is it important you ask? QoS is an overloaded term, but in short, it is a capability which enables priority handling...
  • Blog Post: How to find consumer network gear that rocks

    Over the past few years, we've seen consumer networking products get really cheap. While cheap in a currency sense is great, we're unfortunately left experiencing the same of product quality (usually while grimacing at the "getting started" manual). Consumer networking gear has been on a race to the...
  • Blog Post: Enabling Diagnostics for Network Performance Tuning

    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 it simple to extend TV (standard and high definition...
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