Switching between Windows Server 2016 Server Core and Desktop Experience

We have frequently been asked why we removed the option to add and remove the Server GUI package to the Windows Server 2016 Server Core install option like you could in Windows Server 2012 R2. This was one of those challenging functional trade-offs that sometimes need to be made during product development. Here is the… Read more

Now Available! Windows Server Premium Assurance – Six more years of support

This post was authored by the Windows Server Team. Today we are announcing the general availability of Windows Server Premium Assurance with which you can add the flexibility to keep systems running without disruption as you modernize. When you purchase Premium Assurance, you receive “critical” and “important” security updates and bulletins for six additional years… Read more

Are you still running a Windows Server technical preview?

If you were one of the customers who took time to evaluate the technical previews of Windows Server last year, thank you! Your testing and feedback helped us improve and deliver a great release of Windows Server 2016 for general availability in October 2016. If you are still testing on one of these technical previews,… Read more

Come see the Windows Server team at RSA 2017

Are you going to the RSA Conference in San Francisco on Feb 13th-17th? Microsoft is proud to be a sponsor for another year for one of the largest cybersecurity events in the world. Stop by the Microsoft Infrastructure Security booth (#N3501) where we will have multiple demo stations. Our team will be there to answer… Read more

Dig into the free Windows Server 2016 virtual labs

We know every time we launch a new Windows Server version our customers get excited to try the new features. But while some folks love getting their hands dirty setting up new servers, storage, cables, etc., not everyone has a lot of time to do this.  With the new virtual labs for Windows Server 2016,… Read more

Windows Server 2016 sweepstakes

Calling all Windows Server users! Whether you’ve already upgraded to Windows Server 2016 or you’re still on Windows Server 2012 and want to try the newest version, we want to hear from you. Tell us about your experience with Windows Server 2016 and you’ll get the chance to win a Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Still… Read more

Microsoft Mechanics show features software-defined networking with Windows Server 2016

Take a coffee break and watch our new 10-minute video on software-defined networking with Windows Server 2016. Join Windows Server program manager Greg Cusanza as he demonstrates how you can use software-defined networking (SDN) to dynamically create, secure and connect your network to: Meet the evolving needs of your applications Speed deployment of workloads Contain… Read more

Introducing Windows Server Premium Assurance

This post was authored by Mark Jewett, Senior Director of Cloud Platform. Today we announced Windows Server Premium Assurance, a new offering which extends the support period for existing Windows Server products. You can read more about the new offering on our Hybrid Cloud blog. We also wanted to call out that we are actively… Read more