Great news! Windows Server 2016 was launched yesterday on Microsoft Ignite conference. Windows Server 2016 is a next major release of Windows Server after 2012, and it’s packed with great new features and enhancements. Windows Server 2016, System Center 2016 and Windows Azure Pack allow service providers to build scalable, stable and cost efficient IaaS solutions for various customers. It is a great server OS to run traditional applications and datacenter infrastructure, and at the same time it delivers an unprecedented amount of innovation to help customers transition workloads to a more secure, efficient and agile cloud model.
Check my post about new Windows Server 2016 features for Service Providers.
RTM version of Windows Server 2016 now available for download as evaluation:
System Center 2016 RTM evaluation also became available:
Here you can find the information about the conversion of evaluation version to retail.
SPLA partners need to download licensed software (installation media and product keys) from VLSC portal. You can install Windows Server 2016 on hosts and inside guest VMs using AVMA and KMS keys.
And the last thing – Azure Stack Technical Preview 2 is also available for download:
Try it now in your own environment and feel the power of the latest and greatest Microsoft private cloud technologies. I will cover all these new products later, so stay tuned and don’t forget to subscribe!
UPD 12.10.2016: Windows Server 2016 RTM and System Center 2016 RTM were published on VLSC and MSDN portals today. Download VL installation media and product keys there.