Networking en Q. What are the differences between a Network Services Provider (NSP) and Exchange Provider (EXP)? <div class="node-body article-body">ExpressRoute provides a dedicated connection between your network and Microsoft services with most focus being on Azure services however it is also possible to connect to services such as Office 365. There are two types of connectivity available and the major points are outlined in this Q&A.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Networking Thu, 01 Oct 2015 23:12:00 +0000 149931 at Put down Wireshark. It's overkill. <div class="node-body article-body">What if you had a single place where you could manage data, and the tool you used would automatically take care of all the translation in the background? </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Networking Network Traffic network traffic packet capture packet capture Wireshark Wireshark Mon, 08 Jun 2015 17:46:00 +0000 140921 at Getty Images Network Troubleshooting for IT Professionals - Available On Demand <div class="node-body link-body"><p>Presented by Alan Sugano | For IT professionals, unforeseen technical problems crop up every day. Your job, as the IT professional, is to get systems back up and running quickly. Alan provides real-world examples to help you develop a systematic method for tracking down and fixing problems quickly. This exclusive Tech After Dark event is available for only $99!</p> </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Networking Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:11:00 +0000 115611 at Ensuring the best end user experience for your Microsoft workloads <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Ipswitch </div> <div class="node-body article-body">On-Demand webinar: Ensuring the best end user experience for your Microsoft workloads <p>You architected well, deployed with care but unfortunately this does not mean your users are having a great experience as they access services from all over the globe. This event will look at how to maximize end-user satisfaction through the deployment of unified monitoring so if there is a problem you know about it before it affects your users. Attendees of this event will learn:</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Webcasts Networking Resources Sponsored Ipswitch Fri, 12 Dec 2014 23:08:00 +0000 126571 at Session 3: Virtualization Troubleshooting <div class="node-body video-body"><p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 53 minutes | </p> <p>Most IT shops these days incorporate some level of virtualization into their environment. Improper Virtualization Infrastructure Configurations have their own set of troubleshooting challenges. This session will cover virtualization troubleshooting, including hardware configuration, ESXi, performance, SANs, clustering, sizing, and security. Alan will present best practices and real-world examples from his consulting practice.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Networking Subscriber - VIP Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:38:00 +0000 123481 at Session 2: Network Troubleshooting Essentials <div class="node-body video-body"><p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 50 minutes | </p> <p>This session will cover troubleshooting of network building blocks such as TCP/IP, LANs, WANs, vLANs, cabling, firewalls, internet access, and VPNs. For each topic, Alan will cover best practices that he follows in his consulting practice. He will use real-world examples of troubleshooting scenarios to illustrate each topic.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Networking Subscriber - VIP Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:38:00 +0000 123471 at Session 1: Troubleshooting Methodology <div class="node-body video-body"><p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 56 minutes | </p> <p>This session will focus on the troubleshooting basics. Alan will cover troubleshooting rules, problem isolation, how to search for a solution, tips for dealing with technical support, Google search tips, and Event Viewer review. The troubleshooting concepts in this first session will serve as the foundation for the next two sessions.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Networking Subscriber - VIP Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:38:00 +0000 123461 at Taking the Mystery out of SDN <div class="node-body article-body">Interested in learning more about software-defined networking (SDN)? Swing by Channel 9 for a video module that can help you get started.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Private Cloud Rethink Your Datacenter System Center 2012 R2 Windows Server 2012 R2 Azure Networking Networking software-defined networking System Center 2012 R2 Windows Azure Windows Server 2012 R2 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 13:18:00 +0000 106401 at SDN Aids Communication <div class="node-body article-body">SDN offers benefits for Lync by ensuring that VMs can be managed independently of the underlying network fabric. The Lync team also sees SDN benefits for unified communications. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rethink Your Datacenter Networking Lync software-defined networking Unified communications Fri, 23 May 2014 02:14:00 +0000 104901 at Surpass Simple Virtualization via SDN <div class="node-body article-body">Does your infrastructure support your applications, or is it the other way around? Networking should—but all too often, does not—focus on application and workload requirements. SDN changes this approach.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rethink Your Datacenter Networking software-defined networking Tue, 13 May 2014 18:11:00 +0000 104831 at