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3 Biggest Changes in Windows Server 2016

3 Biggest Changes in Windows Server 2016

Guest Author: Norm Kennedy, Technical Instructor

Windows Server 2016 was first released on September 26th at Microsoft's Ignite conference, and it's first major update was released this October. While it seemed on the surface like just another iteration, Windows Server 2016 represented a major shift in the design of Microsoft's operating systems. 

The list of new features is steep, but I believe that the most substantial changes for Windows Server 2016 are as follows: storage spaces, virtualization, and containers. Let's take a look now at how these changes can benefit users and businesses alike. 

How to Help Secure Windows Server

How to Help Secure Windows Server

As more IT infrastructures become virtualized and migrate to public, private and hybrid cloud environments, cybersecurity has been a persistent concern. Taking assets off premises and entrusting them to third-party service providers always carries at least some degree of risk; the hardware and software that were once under your direct supervision are now someone else's responsibility. Although they are usually in good and experienced hands, you have to remain vigilant against the various possible cyberattacks against your critical servers, storage, networks and applications.

Top Security Features of Windows Server 2016

Top Security Features of Windows Server 2016

Securing Microsoft Windows Server has become a more important task this decade as the complexity of the typical IT environment increases. Most important technical infrastructures were once housed on-premises and directly overseen by the IT department; but now, these assets may be situated in a public, private, or hybrid cloud, or in a colocation facility.

What You Should Know About Windows Server 2016

What You Should Know About Windows Server 2016

In late 2016, Microsoft began shipping Windows Server 2016 after revealing it at that year's Ignite conference. The product had been in the works for years, having first become available as a technical preview in 2014. While it seemed on the surface like just another iteration of the decades-old franchise, under the hood, Windows Server 2016 represented a major shift in the design of the company's operating systems.

Top 5 Signs It's Time to Upgrade Your Servers

Top 5 Signs It's Time to Upgrade Your Servers

Is your infrastructure (hardware and software) up to the task? Or is it time to consider migrating to newer products and solutions designed to mitigate modern risks?

It happens to IT managers at one time or another—the time when it comes to upgrade your servers. Some recognize the signs, and start putting a plan of action together as quickly as possible. Others recognize the signs, and put off the inevitable until the last minute. And others don’t recognize the signs, and unfortunately have to work extra hard to upgrade their servers before it’s too late. 

Windows Server 2016 - 3 Case Studies

Windows Server 2016 - 3 Case Studies

Windows Server 2016 is a server operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, developed concurrently with Windows 10. The first Technical Preview became available on October 1, 2014 together with the first technical preview of System Center. Unlike previous Windows Server versions, which were released simultaneously with the client operating system, Windows Server 2016 was released on September 26, 2016 at Microsoft's Ignite conference and became generally available on October 12, 2016.

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