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

Prepare for the new MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification

We’ve got great news for IT Pros who’ve been waiting for the MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification! It will be available soon, and we have some practical instructor-led courses to help you get ready for the exams: 20740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 This course is designed for professionals who will be… Read more

Webinar – Windows Server 2016: Better Security starts at the OS

We know security is a top priority for you and your company. In the last few years we’ve seen an increased number of companies breached, information leaked and cybersecurity cases in the news. Clearly every organization needs to strengthen its security posture – but where do you start? The answer is the Operating System! Windows… Read more

A deep-dive into Cluster OS Rolling Upgrades in Windows Server 2016

The story of Failover Clustering in Windows Server goes back to Windows NT! This feature was developed largely as a way to keep servers and their underlying applications and workloads running – even if a node in the cluster was to fail. It ensures high uptime requirements and Service Level Agreements can be met. Over… Read more

Microsoft and Intel squeezed hyper-convergence into the overhead bin

This post was authored by Cosmos Darwin, Program Manager, Windows Server. The Challenge In the Windows Server team, we tend to focus on going big. Our enterprise customers and service providers are increasingly relying on Windows as the foundation of their software-defined datacenters, and needless to say, our hyperscale public cloud Azure does too. Recent… Read more

Enabling Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V virtualization based security features on other platforms

This post was authored by Mike Schutz, General Manager, Cloud Platform. Security is a top-of-mind topic for every organization. This is why Microsoft is investing deeply to provide advanced security across our technology portfolio. With the launch of Windows Server 2016 this week, we introduced new advanced multi-layer security capabilities to provide additional ways to… Read more