DirectAccess on Windows 10 with Richard Hicks

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VPNs don't have to suck! Richard chats with Richard Hicks about the latest in DirectAccess, Microsoft's built in VPN technology that makes maintaining a secure connection for a remote PC a bit less painful. Richard talks about how the server-side of DirectAccess being pretty solid for Server 2012R2 and 2016. But the big improvement comes from deploying Windows 10 Enterprise - bringing key features like multi-homing so that remote PCs can choose from a variety of geographically dispersed data centers. The conversation also goes to the mobile device management side of things, since DirectAccess requires a domain-joined version of Windows, it's not for everything. What are the alternatives?


Richard Hicks is a Microsoft Cloud & Datacenter MVP with more than 25 years in the information technology industry. He is the founder and principal consultant of Richard M. Hicks Consulting, Inc. and is focused on delivering enterprise mobility and security infrastructure solutions to organizations of all size. Richard is the author of Implementing DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016 from Apress Media. You can find him online at and on Twitter @richardhicks.

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