Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 Now Available

Following up from the previous post on Windows Server 2016 Essentials Technical Preview 4, Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 is also available in the TechNet Evaluation Center.

Some of the details of this release are as follows

At the heart of the Microsoft Cloud Platform, Windows Server brings Microsoft’s experience delivering global-scale cloud services into your infrastructure. Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 provides a wide range of new and enhanced features and capabilities spanning server virtualization, storage, software-defined networking, server management and automation, web and application platform, access and information protection, virtual desktop infrastructure, and more.

A highlight of this technical preview is the first public build of Hyper-V Containers, a deployment option for Windows Server Containers. To evaluate either the new Hyper-V Containers or Windows Server Containers, please follow the guidance available on the MSDN Containers site.

As a reminder, these are early pre-release builds. Many of the features and scenarios are still in development. As such, these builds are not intended for production environments, labs, nor full evaluations. This is pre-released software; features and functionality may differ in the final release. 

Need more information about the next version of Windows Server? See what’s new in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4.

Installation Guidelines

When moving from a previous version of Windows Server to Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4, you will need to uninstall the previous version for a clean installation of Technical Preview 4. 

Upon installation, you will be prompted to activate. A product key is not required for the ISO installation.


PLEASE READ PRIOR TO INSTALLING THE CONTAINER OS IMAGE: The license terms of the Microsoft Windows Server Pre-Release software (“License Terms”) apply to your use of the Microsoft Windows Container OS Image supplement (the “supplemental software").  By downloading and using the supplemental software, you agree to the License Terms, and you may not use it if you have not accepted the License Terms. Both the Windows Server Pre-Release software and the supplemental software are licensed by Microsoft Corporation. 

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