Windows Server "7" feature: Direct Connect

Posted by bink on November 6 2007, 6:38 AM. Posted in Windows Server 2008.

Microsoft IT (the internal IT organisation) is currentlt running a pilot called "Direct Connect". Direct Connect is like Outlook Anywhere where you connect to the internal Exchange Server from outside the corporate network without a VPN connnection but through RPC_over_HTTPs) Direct connect uses IPv6 and IPSec to build a tunnel from outside the coprporate network to any resource that needs to access internal network (fileshares, LOB applications) This pilot will end up as feature in the server edition of Windows 7. It will require a trusted identity like smartcards.