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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Microsoft Shares Longhorn Networking Details

Microsoft execs go public with some of the enterprise and home networking changes that will debut with its next-gen Windows, Longhorn, due out in it’s client version in 2006 and server in 2007.

Delivery of a new, integrated IPv4/IPv6 stack optimized for low-speed wireless and multi-gigabit networks.

Built-in support for streaming audio/video for entertainment and real-time communications tasks.

Support for 802.11i wireless networking and 802.1x enterprise wireless scripting support. Microsoft also will deliver more troubleshooting tools for wireless users, officials said.

Enhancements to Redmond’s support of core DHCP, RRAS/VPN and RADIUS networking infrastructure services, including updates allowing them all to support fully IPv6. Microsoft will step up its IPSec support by providing server-to-server communications, domain isolation and network-access protection, execs said.,1995,1778408,00.asp

Posted on 03/22