Just a couple of years ago there were ZERO sessions about Microsoft Peer to Peer tech at TechEd/Ignite. But times they are a changing 🙂
This year we are really proud to see that there are FIVE brilliant sessions around all the cool Microsoft P2P and Bandwidth Management tech. Here they are:
Confused about how to tackle Microsoft in a low bandwidth/Internet presence? Confused around the Microsoft messaging for peer-to-peer? Then this session is for you! We outline the current strategy from the Windows Client – Server and Office teams and which direction things are going in. We cover what you can do today, what works well, what does not work so great. This gives a historic background to where we are today and how to benefit from the major improvements that came with Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. We cover how to use P2P to improve productivity and in technologies like: System Center Configuration Manager, Office, Microsoft SharePoint, DO, Store for Business, Low Bandwidth, LEDBAT, and MDT.
Delivery Optimization is a new peer-to-peer distribution method in Windows 10. Since introducing Delivery Optimization for PCs on your local network in the Windows 10 November Update, we have seen more and more people adopt and benefit from this feature in the past year, anywhere from small businesses to large enterprises with thousands of Windows 10 PCs. We have seen a 30% – 50% reduction in Internet bandwidth usage required to keep multiple PCs on the same local network up-to-date with security updates, latest Insider Preview builds and apps from the Store. Learn the inner working of Delivery Optimization and how Microsoft envisions the future for this.
A common concern with Microsoft Windows 10 and Windows as a service has to do with the size of both monthly quality updates and the less-frequent feature updates. We have a variety of technologies that can help reduce the impact on an organization’s network and core infrastructure. In this session, we review those technologies and show how to use them to minimize the overall impact.
BranchCache has been a part of Microsoft Windows since Windows Server 2008R2 and Windows 7, and really taken off in the last year. It helps to reduce the bandwidth consumed and improves end user experience while accessing intranet-based HTTP and SMB content. This session identifies challenges in network performance often faced by remote branch offices which accessing content stored in servers located in DataCenters across trans-continental Wide Area Networks, and how BranchCache helps in addressing these challenges. The session includes details of how this technology works and includes several demonstrations of how this feature behaves in Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 with improved congestion control.
Windows 10 Creators update and Anniversary Update, as well as RS3, brought an exciting array of new transport features. TCP-based communication is used ubiquitously in devices from IoT to cloud servers. Performance improvements in TCP benefit almost every networking workload. The Data Transports and Security (DTS) team in Windows and Devices Group is committed to making Windows TCP best in class. This session covers these new capabilities. Windows is introducing new TCP features for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 releasing summer 2016. In this session we describe key features designed to reduce latency, improve loss resiliency, and to promote better network citizenship.
See ya there!