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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.
On 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 the 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.
Download Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016
You can download the evaluation bits from the following links:
Windows Server 2016:
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 drives and protect your server environment against emerging threats. It also delivers new capabilities to help create a more flexible and cost-efficient data center 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:
What’s New in Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016?
What’s New in Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2016?
What’s New in File and Storage Services in Windows Server 2016?
Cluster Operating System Rolling Upgrade
Storage Replica in Windows Server 2016
What’s New in Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016
Storage Quality of Service in Windows Server 2016
Health Service in Windows Server 2016
Fault Domains in Windows Server 2016
Simplified SMB Multichannel and Multi-NIC Cluster Networks
What’s New in Networking in Windows Server 2016
Shielded VMs and Guarded Fabric Deployment Guide for Windows Server 2016
What’s New in System Center 2016:
What’s New in Data Protection Manager 2016?
What’s New in Operations Manager 2016?
What’s New in Service Manager 2016?
What’s New in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2016?
Stay tuned for more updates…