Next to this great news, I am happy to see that Microsoft had released a guide for planning and designing DirectAccess solutions. Here is C/P from Windows Server 2008 blog:
Today, in support of the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 joint launch, the Microsoft Solution Accelerators Team is pleased to announce the beta release of the Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for DirectAccess that offers Microsoft customers and partners the best practice to streamline the planning and design process of a DirectAccess infrastructure.
DirectAccess is one of the key features shipped with the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems this year. This feature of Windows offers users the ability to access corporate resources (such as e-mail servers, shared folders, or intranet Web sites) securely without connecting to a virtual private network (VPN).
Where do I go to get the Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide (beta) for DirectAccess?
- Learn more about the beta release of the Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for DirectAccess
- Download the beta version of the Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for DirectAccess (Live ID may be required)
- Visit the DirectAccess site to learn more about this Windows feature