Windows Time Sync Accuracy Adendum is Available

We have published a new document which contains more details about our testing and measurement methodologies for high accuracy time synchronization.  This technical document describes how samples are normalized and presents the data across all the machines we tested.  Using this information, you should be able to duplicate the tests in your own environment as…

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Windows Server 2016 Time Accuracy Improvements Video

We’ve posted a short video on Channel9 which provides a high-level discussion of the improvements to time accuracy with Windows Server 2016, as well as some simple guidance on what is required in order to achieve the highest accuracy in your environment.   Of course the TechNet article has much more detail, but this should…

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Windows Server 2016 Improvements in Time Accuracy

In 2017, governments are requiring stricter time accuracy with regards to UTC for financial transactions.   We have improved the time accuracy in Window Server 2016 and under the right conditions, UTC time accurate to within ±1 millisecond, can be distributed throughout your domain.  Additionally, these improvements extend to Hyper-V where the same accuracy can be…

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Secure Time Seeding – improving time keeping in Windows

What year is it? (http://i1.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/007/784/what-year-is-it-robin-williams.jpg AKA Robin Williams’ Jumanji meme) Most network security protocols rely on the use of keys that expire after a certain amount of time. This appears to be a plain vanilla statement until you think a bit about it. Timekeeping over long periods of time is critical for tracking the lifetime and…