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Bing Begins 24 Hour IPv6 Testing

IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) will be available this evening at 5PM, Pacific Standard Time and will end tomorrow, June 8th at the same time. This 24 hour duration will allow for world-wide IPv6 connectivity to www.bing.com. For those who already have IPv6, connectivity will be automatic, requiring no special system tweaking or tuning to access the Bing site. All Windows 7 PCs already have an IPv6 configuration.

IPv4 traffic will remain intact to Bing, without causing any slowdown in connection to the well known search engine. Microsoft expects less than 1% of the population to have difficulty accessing Bing during the 24 hour “test flight”.

Consumers are asked to provide feedback of all forms to [email protected] All data and feedback will be used to determine whether Bing is ready to take on the IPv6 world. If you have any questions or would just like to learn more about IPv6, Windows, or Bing, go ahead and visit Technet for more information. The end goal of this testing is to ensure that everything is good to go for us to make our transition permanent to IPv6, and ensuring that everyone has a unique IP address. Take a look at the video below for more information!

IPv6 from Anne Corcoran Schwab on Vimeo.

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