Windows Server 2016 new Current Branch for Business servicing option

We are excited to announce the official launch of Windows Server 2016 will be at the Ignite conference this Fall. We hope you can join us in Atlanta for the excitement! Windows Server 2016 is the cloud-ready operating system that delivers new layers of security and Azure-inspired innovation for the applications and infrastructure that power… Read more

The Windows Server 2016 Application Platform – Nano Server, Containers and DevOps

This post was authored by Andrew Mason, Principal Program Manager on the Nano Server team. There has been a lot of press on Nano Server and Containers as new technologies coming in Windows Server 2016. In this blog post we’ll discuss how these two technologies are core pieces of the Windows Server 2016 developer/DevOps solution,… Read more

Ten reasons you’ll love Windows Server 2016 #10: Nano Server

This is the final post in the “Ten reasons you’ll love Windows Server 2016” series. Earlier today, Mike Neil announced the availability of Technical Preview 5 for Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016. This is an exciting moment, and it coincides with our final installment of the video series, “Ten reasons you’ll love Windows… Read more

Exploring Nano Server for Windows Server 2016

If you haven’t yet tried Windows Server 2016, today we hope to give you a few more reasons to try out our latest technical preview. On this week’s Microsoft Mechanics show, we feature updates to Nano Server with Jeffrey Snover, Chief Architect, Enterprise Cloud. Nano Server is the new headless deployment option for Windows Server… Read more

Developers: Check out the Nano Server installation option in Windows Server 2016

As organizations move toward modern DevOps practices, the role of the operating system needs to evolve to support both the “Dev” and the “Ops” part of the equation.  In November we released Technical Preview 4 of Windows Server 2016, including updates for Nano Server, the new headless deployment option.  Nano Server loads only the base… Read more

Moving to Nano Server, the new deployment option in Windows Server 2016

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be publishing more on Windows Server 2016 and the key capabilities coming in the next wave of Microsoft datacenter solutions. In this installment we’ll be looking at Nano Server, the new headless deployment option for Windows Server. Nano Server offers a dramatically reduced footprint, resulting in lower servicing requirements and… Read more

A Closer Look at Windows Server and Hyper-V Containers with Mark Russinovich

On the season premiere of Microsoft Mechanics, we demo the new container technology within Windows Server 2016, including a hands-on look at Hyper-V Containers with Azure CTO, Mark Russinovich. Containers are one of the hottest topics in cloud and server and with Windows Server 2016, Microsoft is introducing a medley of new technologies including Windows… Read more

What makes Nano Server so great?

Windows Server is going through an important transformation that’s been 10 years in the making. Nano Server is a deep rethink of the server architecture. The result is a new, lean cloud fabric host and application development platform that’s a mere 5% of the size of Server Core. Its small size reduces security attack risks…. Read more

Enterprise-grade virtualization and next-gen app platform

With the releases of Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, we made huge improvements across the board in software defined compute, storage, networking and more.  We’re regularly hearing about your successes as well as your next round of feature requests J. In these discussions with you, we’ve also noticed the conversation has matured…. Read more

Microsoft Announces Nano Server for Modern Apps and Cloud

Guest post by:Jeffrey Snover, Distinguished Engineer and Lead ArchitectAndrew Mason, Principal PM ManagerAlan Back, Principal SWE Manager Today we announced new container technologies as well as Nano Server, a purpose-built operating system designed to run born-in-the-cloud applications and containers. As customers adopt modern applications and next-generation cloud technologies, they need an OS that delivers speed,… Read more