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New Networking Features in Windows 8

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    New Networking Features in Windows 8


    Windows 8 To Contain New Networking Features
    With that said, I just ran across the LinkedIn profile of a Microsoft PM intern who has the following responsibilities written in his profile:

    Evaluating and collating technical and business requirements for developing new networking features in Windows 8.

    Designing features, functional specification and prototype for Windows 8.
    Perhaps the most notable networking feature in Windows 7 is the addition of HomeGroup. If you’re unfamiliar with the HomeGroup feature, you can read an extensive article about it on the official Engineering Windows 7 blog here. I can only imagine that Microsoft will be looking to follow suit and make home networking even easier in Windows 8. Along with the specifications they’re currently writing, I’m sure feedback of the current networking features in Windows 7 will play an integral role in exactly what goes into Windows 8’s networking features.

    Personally, I have no need for anything networking-wise from my OS, so perhaps those of you whose focus tends to be networking-centric can shed some light on what you would personally like to see changed/added to/removed from Windows 8.

    Reference: Aditya Malhotra’s LinkedIn Profile

    -Stephen

    PS – As obvious as it may seem for a feature to come down the proverbial Windows pike, I assume nothing. This post is a direct result of that observance.
    Source: Windows 8 To Contain New Networking Features | Technology News And Reviews

    What do you think they could add that Windows 8 will need?

    ~Lordbob

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    I predict that HomeGroup, or its replacement, will become more popular following the adoption of more 7 computers and "Home Servers". IPV6 will also have to be adopted to prevent the growth of the Internet from coming to an abrupt halt! However, there are a couple of things that need to be improved to make it easier to be used now.

    There should be a setting to turn ALL of HomeGroup off. Because there are more XP and Vista computers already connected to a home network, adding a 7 would be easier if one could turn off the HomeGroup before configuring a "Workgroup".

    It would be easier for non-tech people if the "Home" network default settings turned off all password security as it is the least secure by design.

    Home Premium should be fully compatible with all of the networking backup features of MS Home Server. It is utterly ridicules to offer a "Home Server" that requires a "Professional" version of 7. At least MS should rename it "Professional Server". DUH

    Making setting up a home network a one click process would indeed be a useful improvement.
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    Provo, Utah
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    Seamless networking is the next big thing with the boom in mobile computing. If you can make the networks seamlessly transition one from another without hiccups, you have a winner.
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    That definitely sounds like some good ideas.

    I personally want to see a better network map, as well as making it easier to setup basic file sharing. Also, make it clear what the shared folders are.
    Also, please make MSE recognized by WHS....

    ~Lordbob
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    India
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    No matter IPV6 is available since 2007 but its still not in force and is unable to take over IPV4.
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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    It's not a question if IPv6 can take over IPv4, it's a necessity. Some experts are saying we run out of IPv4 addresses already in a couple of years when the most optimistic predictions give us some years more time. Optimistic or pessimistic, IPv4 is soon unable to provide enough addresses to us.

    We are closing the limits of IPv4, which can provide only 2^32 addresses (4 294 967 296 or 4.3 billion), whereas IPv6 gives 2^128 addresses (3.4×10^38 or 340 282 366 920 938 463 463 374 607 431 000 000 000). it's enough for every person on Earth to have multiple IP addresses and we still got some extras to give to the Klingons when they come.

    Adapting IPv6 also eliminates the main reason to use NAT.

    Kari
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    India
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    It's not a question if IPv6 can take over IPv4, it's a necessity. Some experts are saying we run out of IPv4 addresses already in a couple of years when the most optimistic predictions give us some years more time. Optimistic or pessimistic, IPv4 is soon unable to provide enough addresses to us.

    We are closing the limits of IPv4, which can provide only 2^32 addresses (4 294 967 296 or 4.3 billion), whereas IPv6 gives 2^128 addresses (3.4×10^38 or 340 282 366 920 938 463 463 374 607 431 000 000 000). it's enough for every person on Earth to have multiple IP addresses and we still got some extras to give to the Klingons when they come.

    Adapting IPv6 also eliminates the main reason to use NAT.

    Kari
    This calculation was taught to us by our CCNA trainer. LOL.
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    The Fibonacci Sequence is better. :P
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