Next week in Atlanta we will be showcasing the release of Windows Server 2016 at Microsoft Ignite. This is Microsoft’s largest event for IT Professionals and we can’t wait to show how Windows Server, for the last 20 years, continues to innovate. (The event is sold out, but watch the event live if you don’t have a pass!)
Windows Server 2016 delivers a more flexible and cost-efficient operating system for your datacenter, using software-defined compute, storage and network virtualization features inspired by Azure, as well as new Remote Desktop Service capabilities.
We wanted to give you a little preview so we asked the engineering team to record a brief demo of the new features they built. These videos were created by the people closest to the code and recorded in their offices on the Microsoft campus.
- Software Defined Storage is where Windows Server 2016 delivers impressive in-box capabilities: Cosmos Darwin presents the amazing Storage Spaces Direct.
- Ned Pyle shows how Storage Replica and Stretch Cluster create a complete Disaster Recovery solution.
- Kevin Farlee shows how SQL Server takes advantage of the new capabilities in Windows Server 2016.
- Software Defined Networking is a huge step forward in how you configure, manage and secure your network. Check out Greg Cusanza talking about the build in load balancer.
- Nano server is the cornerstone of our Software Defined Compute. Refaat Issa walks us through the Nano server installation.
- Cluster OS Rolling Upgrade enables you to upgrade your cluster OS with minimum downtime. In this video, Rob Hindman demonstrates the upgrade process.
- Will Gries shows how to squeeze more out of the metal with Data Deduplication.
- What’s new in High Availability for Remote Desktop Services? Christian Montoya showcases the new capabilities.
- Want to take full usage of your GPU with the new Remote Desktop Services? Chris Huybregts recorded this video for you.
- Last, the management tool to control them all. Kriti Jindal shows off the Server Management Tools.
Our team is looking forward to meeting you all at the Ignite sessions and at our Windows Server booth. Make sure to bookmark the Windows Server sessions at Ignite for easy reference.