Previews for Windows Server Semi-annual Channel releases coming soon

Have you heard about our new option to get more frequent feature updates for Windows Server? This new model provides customers who are innovating quickly an opportunity to take advantage of new operating system capabilities at a faster pace, both in applications – particularly those built on containers and microservices – as well as in… Read more

Join the Windows Server Tech Community

Launched at Ignite in September 2016, the Microsoft Tech Community grew to more than 50,000 members in its first six months, and that growth continues to accelerate. In this six-minute video, Anna Chu of the Microsoft Community team gives “a lightning tour” of the Microsoft Tech Community’s bells and whistles. We have nearly 8,000 members… Read more

Microsoft at the VeeamOn 2017 conference

VeeamOn 2017 is right around the corner, May 16-18 in New Orleans, and we’re excited to be one of the premier sponsors for the event! We hope you’re able to join us in The Big Easy to learn more about our joint solutions and have some fun, so we wanted to take a minute to… Read more

Windows Server 2016 docs are now on docs.microsoft.com

We’re excited to announce the availability of the IT pro technical documentation for Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile on docs.microsoft.com. Why move to docs.microsoft.com? You’ll immediately notice our crisp new responsive design that looks fantastic on your phone, tablet, and PC. But, more importantly, you’ll see new ways to engage… Read more

Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2016

Today, we are pleased to announce the availability of the Windows Server 2016 Performance Tuning Guide. This updated guide provides a comprehensive collection of technical articles with practical guidance for IT professionals and server administrators responsible for monitoring and tuning Windows Server 2016 across the most common server workloads and scenarios. With this guidance, administrators… Read more

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