Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 Now Available! #WS2016 #SysCtr2016

Hello folks,

Live from Microsoft Ignite 2016 at Atlanta, Georgia!

In October 2014, Microsoft released the first Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview, on May 5th, 2015 Microsoft released the second Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview, on August 19th they released Technical Preview 3, on November 19th the same year they released Technical Preview 4, on April 27th 2016, they released Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5, and today September 26th 2016, the Windows Server team is proud to announce that they have released the Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 to the public. This is the Retail version of Windows Server 2016 EVALUATION edition. In mid-October 2016, Windows Server 2016 will be generally available (GA). GA is the RTM version of Windows Server 2016 including additional updates that are expected to be available at GA.

You can download the evaluation bits from the following links:

Windows Server 2016:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2016

System Center 2016:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-system-center-2016

The evaluation version of Windows Server 2016 introduces additional layers of security to help block today’s sophisticated cyber attacks with features to control privileged access, shield virtual machines, key storage drive and protect your server environment against emerging threats. It also delivers new capabilities to help create a more flexible and cost-efficient datacenter using software-defined compute (Hyper-V), software-defined storage and software-defined networking technologies. It includes innovative features to help build and run your applications, such as Windows Server and Hyper-V containers, in addition to the new lightweight Nano Server deployment option.

Below you can find the latest documentation to discover What’s New in Windows Server 2016:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt126143(v=ws.12).aspx

What’s New in Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016?
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt126117(v=ws.12).aspx

What’s New in Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2016?
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn765474(v=ws.12).aspx

What’s New in File and Storage Services in Windows Server 2016?
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn765475(v=ws.12).aspx

Cluster Operating System Rolling Upgrade
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn850430(v=ws.12).aspx

Storage Replica in Windows Server 2016
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt126104(v=ws.12).aspx

What’s New in Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt126109(v=ws.12).aspx

Storage Quality of Service in Windows Server 2016
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt126108(v=ws.12).aspx

Health Service in Windows Server 2016
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt695126(v=ws.12).aspx

Fault Domains in Windows Server 2016
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt703153(v=ws.12).aspx

Simplified SMB Multichannel and Multi-NIC Cluster Networks
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt729075(v=ws.12).aspx

What’s New in Networking in Windows Server 2016
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn823752(v=ws.12).aspx

Shielded VMs and Guarded Fabric Deployment Guide for Windows Server 2016
https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Shielded-VMs-and-Guarded-44176db3

What’s New in System Center 2016:

System-Center-2016

What’s New in Data Protection Manager 2016?
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt125351.aspx

What’s New in Operations Manager 2016?
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn997273.aspx

What’s New in Service Manager 2016?
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt346039.aspx

What’s New in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2016?
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn705350.aspx

Stay tuned for more updates…

Enjoy…

Cheers,
~Ch@rbel

About Charbel Nemnom 271 Articles
Charbel Nemnom is a Microsoft Cloud Consultant and Technical Evangelist, totally fan of the latest's IT platform solutions, accomplished hands-on technical professional with over 15 years of broad IT Infrastructure experience serving on and guiding technical teams to optimize performance of mission-critical enterprise systems. Excellent communicator adept at identifying business needs and bridging the gap between functional groups and technology to foster targeted and innovative IT project development. Well respected by peers through demonstrating passion for technology and performance improvement. Extensive practical knowledge of complex systems builds, network design and virtualization.

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