Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel Releases

One of the things that was part of the launch roadshow we ran late last year for Windows Server 2016 was the discussion around the requirement for Nano Server in production environments needing Software Assurance coverage alongside the base OEM license. This was driven through the need for new capabilities to be rolled into Nano…


Ignite Australia 2017 Post Even Session Recommendations For OEM and System Builder Partners – Windows Server 2016 Part 1

Ignite 2017 Australia wrapped up on Friday afternoon, and the recorded sessions are starting to appear up on Channel 9 so I will be posting the different sessions for the different technologies over the course of the next week. Not all of the session recordings have been posted as at the time of writing these,…


Deploying Nano Server with MDT

Over on Michael Niehaus’ Windows and Office deployment ramblings, Michael has documented how to deploy Nano Server by following four steps which I have listed below, but read his post to get the full details. Don’t forget that Nano Server capabilities are included with Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter, but it’s important to note…


Certification Test Tool Preview for Windows Server 2016

A preview of the Certification Test Tool for Windows Server 2016 available now, you can download it here. Those of you getting ready to start deploying Windows Server 2016 into your customer environments might be interested in what the tool provides. While you may not necessarily be interested in the logo certification elements of the tool,…


Download Nano Server Image Builder (1.0.78)

One of the tools we discussed on the OEM Windows Server 2016 Roadshow was the Nano Server Image Builder, which is available for download. This tool doesn’t really add functionality, instead it provides an easier interface for those who are a little weary when it comes to PowerShell based image builds. For an overview of the…

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Windows Server 2016 OEM Licensing Questions From The Roadshow

These were the common questions we got at the recent roadshow, I’m sharing them here in case you missed it… as mentioned in the title, this is licensing for OEM products, it may differ for volume license scenarios. For those scenarios please contact your local Microsoft licensing team. If I disable physical cores at the…


Ignite 2016 – Nano Server Recordings

Now that another Ignite is over there is a plethora of fresh video content to review. Previously channel9.msdn.com would have been the place to go to catch up on what was missed, but this year the recordings are over on ignite.microsoft.com. This post focuses on Nano Server sessions that are available for on-demand viewing. Deploy,…


Ignite 2016 For System Builders And OEMs – Hyper-V Sessions

It’s almost time for Ignite, where Windows Server 2016 will have it’s official launch, and I’ve gone through the session listing o give an idea of which ones might be appropriate for you to check out next week when the recordings start to become available. I’ll kick off with Hyper-V in today’s post, and then…


What’s New In Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition Part 11 – Application Development

In the first post of this series I highlighted that with Windows Server 2016 there are some feature differences between the Standard and the Enterprise Editions that might get lost in some of the messaging, so in this series of posts I’m going to be highlighting the feature set of Windows Server 2016 Standard, and…

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Additional Sessions At The Windows Server 2016 Australian Launch Events For OEM/SBC Reseller Partners

   Join us this October to celebrate the launch of Windows Server 2016!   With the 2016 wave of hybrid Server solutions, Microsoft is bringing cloud-inspired technologies to the traditional datacenter. New and enhanced features can help you make the most of your existing resources whilst enabling new cloud integration scenarios. Also launching is Microsoft…

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