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Delivering continuous innovation with Windows Server

This blog post was authored by Erin Chapple, General Manager, Windows Server. Over the years, our conversations with customers about their application and datacenter needs have really evolved, but the one constant is the accelerating pace of change. Digital transformation is changing the way business is done and the most competitive organizations react quickly to...

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Frequent, continuous releases coming for System Center

This blog post has been authored by Bala Rajagopolan, Principal Group Program Manager, System Center. In today’s digital world, customers expect companies to interact with them through applications, and managing and monitoring these applications and the infrastructure they run on is crucial. While more applications and workloads are moving to the cloud, managing on-premises resources...

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Windows Server 2016: Run your applications on any platform

The thing about your digital transformation is that it’s a process, not an event. You can already see some benefits, but the ultimate payoff may be years down the road. In the meantime, you’ve got a wide variety of workloads running in different clouds, on different hosts, and on bare metal. That can create challenges...

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Windows Server 2016 + Windows 10 = today’s modern infrastructure

Find out how Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 work together to meet today’s pressing IT needs from the desktop to the server to the cloud. Download this new guide and quickly see how you can overcome your client and server infrastructure challenges using the latest security and productivity technologies built into Windows Server 2016 and...

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Using Azure Backup for Windows Server system state and applications

Azure Backup makes it easier for you to protect your Windows Server with a new version of Azure Backup Server and the ability to perform on-premises system state backup, available today. Azure Backup is less complex and less expensive than traditional backup solutions, where you would have to pay for the tape, maintenance and personnel...

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Should you upgrade to Windows Server 2016?

We know upgrading your server OS can be a big investment, both in time and money. So why should you consider making the switch to Windows Server 2016 as soon as possible? Windows Server 2016 is an entirely new generation of operating system. We’ve heard your many concerns, like bridging the gap between on-premises and...

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3 reasons you’ll want Windows Server 2016 now

Experience better security at the OS level In today’s world of sophisticated attacks, simple perimeter security is no longer effective. You need multiple layers of active security to help you protect, detect, and respond to threats. Those layers are now built in to Windows Server 2016, allowing you to keep up with your growing hybrid...

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Five reasons to run SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016, part 5

Consistent data environment across hybrid cloud Have you ever seen a tree that simultaneously bears completely different species of fruit? It’s a real thing: apples, plums, oranges, lemons, and peaches all growing on the same tree. The growers have the advantage of a consistent environment (the same tree) that allows them to be efficient with...

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Windows Server for Developers: News from Microsoft Build 2017

This blog post was authored by Erin Chapple, General Manager, Windows Server. On behalf of the Windows Server team, I want to send a warm welcome to the thousands of developers who are joining us this week for the Microsoft Build Conference. It’s never been a more interesting time to be a developer, with new...

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Three reasons to watch my free webinar on what’s new in Hyper-V

This post was authored by Jeff Woolsey, Principal PM Manager, Windows Server. In case you missed my recent webinar, “Software-define your infrastructure with Hyper-V using Windows Server 2016,” don’t worry, you can still watch it… for free! Solutions, not features. Covering all of the exciting new features in Windows Server 2016 would take a couple...

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