About Show #263
Richard talks to Richard Hicks about the new features of DirectAccess in Windows Server 2012. DirectAccess first made its appearance in Server 2008 R2 as a way to make VPN connectivity to the network less painful for users. But the server requirements were arduous, to the point that many IT folks could not deploy DirectAccess at all. Richard talks about how this second version of DirectAccess solves many of those problems. Windows Server 2012 isn't here quite yet, but when it is, you're going to want DirectAccess!
Richard Hicks is a network and information security expert specializing in Microsoft technologies. He is the founder and principal consultant of Richard M. Hicks Consulting and is focused on helping organizations large and small implement DirectAccess, PKI, edge security and cloud networking solutions on Microsoft and third-party platforms. Richard is an 8-time Microsoft MVP in the Cloud and Datacenter and Enterprise Security award categories and has deployed edge security and remote access solutions for some of the largest organizations in the world. Richard also has a new book out entitled Implementing DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016 by Apress Media. You can learn more about the book by visiting directaccessbook.com.