Ready for Windows Server 2008?

Windows Server 2008 incorporates the completely rewritten TCP/IP stack we shipped in Windows Vista and since this is the first server release with the stack we’d like to ask our readers to load up Windows Server RC1 and see if your applications are ready. The new features (compared to Windows Server 2003) that may pose…

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Receive Window Auto-Tuning on Vista.

Hi, my name is Katarzyna and I am the Program Manager within the Internet Protocols team. I have been asked a few times about the Receive Window Auto-Tuning feature on Vista and some associated issues people are having. One of the many cool new features on Windows Vista, Receive Window Auto-Tuning enables the networking stack…

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TDI Client to Winsock Kernel (WSK) Porting Survey

As you know per previous posts on this blog, Winsock Kernel, a new transport-independent kernel mode Network Programming Interface (NPI), is available on Windows Vista and Windows Server Longhorn platforms.  On Windows Vista & Windows Server Longhorn, TDI is still supported for compatibility reasons; however, it has been implemented using a translation layer and thus…

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Advances in Windows TCP/IP Networking

Significant advances have been made, both in hardware and in software, over the past few years that have enabled gigabit networking. From being unavailable just a few years back, it has become mainstream technology with GigE NICs available in an increasing number of clients and servers today. The ever increasing networking capacity and the need…

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