Tip of the Day: Windows Server 2016 new CBB Servicing Option

Today’s Tip…

We are excited to announce the official launch of Windows Server 2016 will be at the Ignite conference this Fall.

There will be three main editions:

  • Datacenter
  • Standard
  • Essentials

For more information on editions and pricing, click here.

In Standard and Datacenter, there will be three installation options:

  • Service with Desktop
  • Server Core
  • Nano Server

Servicing Guidelines for Windows Server 2016 - Summary


In prior releases, Server was serviced/supported with 5+5 model (5 yrs of mainstream support and 5 yrs of extended support).

  • If you install full Windows Server 2016 with Desktop Experience or Server Core, you will continue with this experience via the Long Term Servicing Branch (LTSB).
  • If you install Nano Server, you will be on a more active servicing branch, Current Branch for Business (CBB).

For more information, check out this article.

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