Now that the Build 2016 event breakouts and pre-recorded sessions have become available, it’s worth taking a look at some of the ones that are important for those in the OEM and System Builder channels. Starting off the series is the Windows Server 2016 related content, which while somewhat light, is something that is going to be covered in much more detail at the Ignite event later in the year no doubt.
Using Non-volatile Memory (NVDIMM-N) as Block Storage in Windows Server 2016
This session covers why non-volatile memory – in the form of NVDIMM-N – is an important storage medium of interest to application developers and DevOps experts. It will provide insight into non-volatile memory can be easily exploited in Windows Server 2016, without application changes, for extremely high performance read/write workloads, such as SQL.
Using Non-volatile Memory (NVDIMM-N) as Byte-Addressable Storage in Windows Server 2016
This session covers the use of non-volatile memory (NVDIMM-N) in a byte-addressable mode with a DirectAccess (DAX), a.k.a. zero-copy file system in Windows Server 2016. In this mode, DAX-aware applications can expect ultra-low latency access (orders of magnitude compared to SSD) to the persistent storage medium and gain significant efficiencies. The open-source NVML library makes this transition easier for apps.
Setting the Stage: The Application Platform in Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016 is a radical transformation of the server application platform and developer experience. The Windows Server 2016 SDK targets a super lightweight platform enabling applications to scale better and utilize just enough OS for their needs, while containers enable rapid development and deployment making for a very developer focused Windows Server release. This session will take you through the new development pipeline: developing apps targeting Nano Server, packaging apps as Windows Server App‘s (WSA), configuring apps using Desired State Configuration (DSC), deploying apps and their dependencies using Package Management, testing apps using Pester, securing apps using Just in Time (JIT) and Just Enough Admin (JEA) and running apps in Containers, VMs, or on the host. Come hear how this transformation is going to provide you with the platform and components you require for building modern server apps both on-premises and in the cloud.