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DockerCon 2017: Simplifying Containerization for Enterprises

Since the launch of Windows Server 2016 six months ago, adoption has been nothing short of amazing. Customers like Tyco started adopting Windows containers even before general availability and in day two of DockerCon 2017, Northern Trust highlighted their own success with containers on Microsoft Azure with Docker Enterprise Edition (EE).  The list of customers...

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DockerCon 2017: Powering new Linux innovations with Hyper-V isolation and Windows Server

With over 900,000 containerized applications in the Docker Hub there has never been a better time to be a developer. However, a barrier remained – Linux images run on a Linux host and Windows images on a Windows host requiring multiple infrastructures and more complex development tooling....

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Ignite session replay: Modernize applications with Windows Server 2016

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 was designed to support both traditional applications, as well as new cloud-native applications and DevOps workflows. Jeffrey Snover and Jeff Woolsey provide a great overview of the new options available today with the cloud-ready operating system: The Nano Server configuration reduces the size of the OS deployment by 25x and dramatically...

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Ignite session replay: New security features in Windows Server 2016

Cyberattacks are more sophisticated than ever before. Now you can use the OS as a new line of defense to help protect your organization’s IT assets. Windows Server 2016 provides layers of protection that help address both known and emerging threats resulting in a server that actively contributes to securing your infrastructure. The protections were...

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Watch Windows Server 2016 sessions from Ignite

Did you know you can go back and listen to all our Ignite sessions on-demand? For a great overview on the newly launched updates to our flagship server operating and management software, watch Meet Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 with Mike Neil and Erin Chapple. This session summarizes the highlights of the new...

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Can’t-miss OMS Operations Management Suite Sessions at Ignite

This post was authored by the Enterprise Cloud Management Team. If you are attending Ignite or watching the event live and are interested in maximizing the management of your on-premises, cloud, or hybrid environments, you should strongly consider attending the below sessions. Discover how Accenture and Time Warner manage hybrid environments today: This 45-minute session...

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Join us for Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 sessions at Ignite

Heading to Atlanta for Ignite? We have a full line-up of sessions ready for Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016. Hear from our product experts, partners and even customers who are already deploying the new features. For an overview, we recommend you join us for these sessions: Mike Neil and Erin Chapple kick off...

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Windows Server 2016 Software Defined Datacenter at Ignite

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...

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Windows Server 2016 security sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2016

The Windows Server team is super excited to be launching Windows Server 2016 at the upcoming Ignite event on September 26-30. (The event is sold out, but sessions will be available online). As you may already know, security has been one of our main focus areas for this release. Windows Server 2016 includes layers of...

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Don’t miss the launch of Windows Server and System Center 2016 at Ignite

Recently we announced our plans to launch Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 at the Ignite Conference in Atlanta on September 26-30. We hope you can join us for the fun! We are working on a full set of sessions, including guest appearances by customers and MVP’s who have been working closely with our...

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