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 – Windows Server 2016 Virtualisation and Containers 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 Windows Server 2016 virtualisation and containers sessions that are available…


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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What’s New In Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition Part 7 – Virtualisation

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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What’s New In Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition Part 6 – Networking

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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Scalability Enhancements in Windows Server 2016

Over on the Windows Server Blog Jeff Woolsey just posted some new information on the hardware scalability enhancements in Windows Server 2016, here’s a table that highlights these improvements.   Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 Standard & Datacenter Windows Server 2016 Standard & Datacenter Physical (Host) Memory Support Up to 4 TB per physical server Up to…


Sessions Published For Innovation Days – September 17, 2016

For those of you in Sydney, head on over to register for Innovation Days to hear expert present based on their real world experience in short action packed sessions. Content will focus on the following topics:   Cloud (Private, Hybrid and Public) Identity and Security Collaboration Development Analytics Management and Monitoring For those of you focused…

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What’s New In Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition Part 5 – Storage

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, and will…

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What’s New In Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition Part 4 – Compute

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, and will…

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Windows Server 2016 Launch Breakfast Event

Please join us at the Windows Server 2016 Launch Breakfast Event. As organisations move to the cloud at their own pace, Windows Server 2016 supports them through their transition. Whether running traditional workloads or the latest cloud-native apps and technology, users get added availability and new layers of security from the same OS that powers…