About Show #437
So where is remote access going these days? Richard talks to Richard Hicks about Microsoft DirectAccess and more. Recognizing that VPNs don't make people happy, Richard Hicks talks about how DirectAccess did a good job of making remote connectivity seamless and invisible - at the price of being a challenge to set up in the first place. Having your remote access roles as isolated VMs in your network has distinct advantages! However, the domain join requirement is a significant limitation, and one that Microsoft is working to overcome with Microsoft inTune and the cloud. Remote access continues to evolve!
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.