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#Microsoft today announced that they will be officially launching #WindowsServer2016 and #SystemCenter 2016 at the Ignite Conference this Fall. Windows Server 2016 is the cloud-ready operating system that features new innovations like Windows Server and #HyperV containers, #NanoServer, and new security features to give you a platform to build and run your cloud-native apps and your mission critical apps. Windows Server 2016 Features: Extended security – Windows Server 2016 introduces new layers of security to harden the platform to address emerging threats, control privileged access and protect virtual machines. Resilient compute – simplified virtualization upgrades, new installment options, and increased resilience, helping you ensure the stability of the infrastructure without limiting agility. Reduced-cost storage – expanded capabilities in software-defined storage with an emphasis on resilience, reduced cost, and increased control. Simplified networking – the new networking stack brings the core set of networking capabilities and SDN architecture directly from Azure to your datacenter. Application efficiency and agility – Windows Server 2016 delivers new ways to package, configure, deploy, run, test and secure your applications – running on-premises or in the cloud – using new capabilities such as Windows containers and the new Nano Server lightweight OS deployment option. Windows Server 2016 editions include: Datacenter: This edition continues to deliver significant value for organizations that need unlimited virtualization along with powerful new features including Shielded Virtual Machines, software-defined storage and software-defined networking. Standard: This edition is ideal for organizations that need limited virtualization but require a robust, general purpose server operating system. Essentials: This edition is designed for smaller organizations with less than 50 users.

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