An update on so-called dotless domains on the Internet

A couple of months ago I wrote here about the challenges with so-called "dotless" domains (e.g. http://microsoft instead of the common http://www.microsoft.com). Such shortcuts may seem harmless at first glance, but they raise many more issues than might be solved when it comes to completing and validating an Internet URL or email address. As you…

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The time has come to move on… to Windows 7 (especially if you’re still on Windows XP)

It’s time to make a move away from Windows… Windows XP that is. As Rich Reynolds noted in his post on the Windows team blog commemorating Windows XP this week… “We’ve been talking a lot about the anniversary of Windows XP and how much technology and business have changed since a decade ago when it…

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Announcement: Microsoft webcasts on DST changes in Russia: Oct 3rd & 6th

We’re doing another series of webcasts next week to help customers and organizations preparing for daylight saving time, particularly the new changes in Russia this year. This is part of our “step-by-step” program on making the DST transition. Geared toward IT Professionals, we’ll walk through a general overview of DST and the impacts and solutions…

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Announcement: Microsoft webcast on daylight saving time changes in Russia

[Update 9/19/2010: The materials from our webcast, along with a recording of the webcast itself, are now available here.] Here’s an interesting webcast we have coming up this week… We’re also offering a series of new webcasts to help customers and organizations preparing for daylight saving time, particularly the new changes in Russia this year….

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Microsoft Supports Next Generation of the Internet with World IPv6 Day

Today at 5:00PM PDT, Christopher Palmer, IPv6 Program Manager on the Windows Core Networking team posted on the Microsoft blog that Microsoft joins other members of the Internet Society (ISOC) in support of World IPv6 Day. You may view the post here on the Microsoft Blog, along with more our information on the public IPv6…

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Microsoft Bing and Xbox.com Support World IPv6 Day

June 8 is just around the corner, and along with other members of the Internet Society (ISOC), Microsoft will participate in World IPv6 Day. (For more information on IPv6, you can Bing it: http://www.bing.com/search?q=ipv6) On this one-day test, we will provide support for IPv6 on Bing.com and Xbox.com as part of a broad industry effort…

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Announcements: Supporting the next version of the Internet with IPv6 SP1

In my job at Microsoft, I worry about lots of things, not the least of which is where I parked my car this morning. I worry about Russia’s move to abolish Daylight Saving Time, where to eat in Las Vegas, and the transition to ipv6. (Of course, our other announcement today eliminating the clock from…

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Post: Configuring IPv6 addresses on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008

Of interest is Rand Morimoto post today on IPv6 Static Addressing and DNSv6, with details on configuring IPv6 addresses on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. In this blog post, Rand covers… How to statically address a Windows 2008 / Windows 2008 R2 Server How to statically address a Windows 7 Client System How to…

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Bing to support the next generation of the Internet on World IPv6 Day

As noted in my post "The Transition to IPv6 is not the End of the World. No, Really." the way numbering and identifying Internet connected devices – or IP addresses – is done is changing from the current IPv4, and we will soon be adding more through the change to IPv6.  The transition to IPv6…

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With IPv6, where will you keep your 428 octillion Internet enabled devices?

Today we were discussing the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 that I noted yesterday. To me, one of the amazing numbers in this effort are the number of IP addresses that IPv6 enables, as I noted in the post… Realizing that eventually these IPv4 addresses would be exhausted, Internet Protocol version six (IPv6) was mapped…

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