Posted by: kurtsh | August 31, 2011

EVENT: Technical Deep Dive: IPv6 & DirectAccess @ Microsoft in DT Los Angeles–Sept 20th, 6PM

Taken from the PacITPro’s meeting description:
Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 6:00 PM

imageTuesday, September 20th, we’ll welcome Edward Horley and Richard Hicks for a great technical presentation.

Ed Horley: Deploying IPv6 in a Microsoft Enterprise Network

The presentation is focused on the basic deployment items that system and network administrators need to pay attention to for Enterprises networks that are primarily Microsoft focused. Topics covered include default IPv6 behavior of different Windows OS’s, when transition technologies are enabled, what Microsoft products will use IPv6 and deployment guide modifications for Exchange, DirectAccess, Forefront UAG and TMG. In addition, if time allows, some design challenges around DHCP and DNS and how Windows 7 will behave vs Apple OSX or Linux implementations.

Richard Hicks: DirectAccess, the Microsoft remote access technology of the future. Built on Windows 7 and Server 2008/R2, DirectAccess represents a paradigm shift in secure remote access to corporate resources. DirectAccess relies heavily on IPv6, and during the presentation he’ll explain how a DirectAccess deployment can be an effective way to gain experience with IPv6, while at the same time providing transparent, always-on corporate network connectivity for remote users. In addition, Richard will explain the benefits of DirectAccess for systems management engineers, information security officers, and compliance managers.

Presenters Bio’s:

Ed Horley is a Principal Solutions Architect at Groupware Technology in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ed is actively involved in IPv6 serving as the co-chair of the California IPv6 Task Force and additionally helping with the North American IPv6 Task Force.

Ed is a current Microsoft MVP (first awarded back in 2004) and has spent the last 15 years working in networking as an IT Professional. Contact him at ed (@) or check out his blog at

Richard Hicks is a network security specialist and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Forefront protection technologies. He has designed and deployed edge security and remote access solutions using Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 and Unified Access Gateway (UAG) 2010 for small and mid-sized businesses, military, government, and Fortune 500 companies around the world. Richard is a MCITP-Enterprise Administrator and is a contributing author for popular technology web sites and You can find his blog at

We have some amazing prizes to giveaway at this event, including:

  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Office 2010 Pro
  • TechNet+ Subscriptions


If you Park at the Wells Fargo Building (where the office is) you will be charged $40.00 – $50.00 dollars.

The least expensive Parking for LA is at Joe’s Auto Park – closest locations are:

  • 252 S. Hill Street
  • 338 S. Hill Street

MEETUP: Technical Deep Dive: IPv6 & DirectAccess @ Microsoft in DT Los Angeles


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