Questions about Windows Server storage? Ask the people who built it.

With Windows Server 2016, you can take your datacenter to new levels of performance, cost-savings, and flexibility, using storage and network virtualization technologies pioneered and perfected in Microsoft Azure. Using software-defined storage and newer storage options, you can cut costs and improve efficiency without compromising on performance. On Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 9:00 AM… Read more

Preview Build 16257 now available for Windows Server Insiders!

Today we are very excited to be releasing Windows Server Insider Preview Build 16257 to Windows Insiders. To access, register through the Windows Insiders for Business program or the Windows Insider program, and then navigate to the Windows Server Insider Preview download page. This release also includes the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) packages. When… Read more

Join our AMA: Ask Microsoft Anything about Windows Server security

This blog post was authored by Nir Ben Zvi, Principal PM Manager, Windows Server Security Team.  Windows Server 2016 includes built-in breach resistance mechanisms to thwart attacks on your systems and help meet compliance goals. Even if someone finds a way into your environment, the layers of security built into every Windows Server 2016 system… Read more

New validated Windows Server Software Defined solutions from our partners

We are pleased to announce a new set of validated software-defined datacenter solutions are now available from our Windows Server partners, including DataON, Fujitsu, HPE, Lenovo, QCT, and Supermicro. These hyper-converged solutions make it faster and easier to deploy software-defined compute, storage, and networking in your datacenter. In addition to providing validated hardware solutions that… Read more

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