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Windows Server 2016 Preview Evaluation Guide
Report by: Wes Miller
Posted: December 2015
Windows Server 2016 will include a range of new virtualization and storage features, primarily limited to Datacenter edition and introduces significant licensing changes that may influence upgrades
The next version of Windows Server, Windows Server 2016, enhances many features of earlier versions and introduces new options to support on-premises and hybrid cloud scenarios
Windows Server 2016 will include changes that improve the security, manageability, and availability of virtual machines running within Hyper-V
Storage enhancements in the next version of Windows Server could drive down storage costs and increase I/O performance, data availability, and reliability
Storage enhancements to Windows Server could deliver lower costs for deploying server applications or virtualization using Microsoft's Scale-Out File Server clusters
Windows Server provides a minimal installation mode, Nano Server, with no local log-on or user interface and remote management
Windows Server 2016 includes Microsoft's implementation of the Docker server application management platform
Windows Server 2016 will include changes to Remote Desktop Services that should help organizations deliver more efficient and more flexible server-based desktops
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