Nano Server Boot Performance

One of Microsoft’s Premier Field Engineers (Jaromir Kaspar) set up a virtual lab to measure Nano Server’s boot performance and IO footprint, and compare those to Server Core and full Server.  Check out Jaromir’s blog post for the full review.  Here’s the summary table to whet your appetite 🙂 : Server                    Boot Time (s) Boot…


MySQL on Nano Server

One of Nano Server’s core scenarios is to serve as a lightweight OS for born-in-the-cloud applications running in a VM or a container. Nano Server already supports ASP.NET Core (aka ASP.NET 5) with IIS, Node.js, Python & Django, and now, we’re happy to announce support for MySQL. The instructions in this blog explain how to…


Nano Server White Papers

Microsoft partners have done an amazing job publishing in-depth white papers and articles on Nano Server. Most of them are downloadable eBooks with tons of information. Check them out!  (in alphabetical order):  Cisco Automating Windows Server Deployment (link to white paper at the bottom)  Dell How to deploy Nano Server (TP5) using a USB Key…