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Introducing Windows Server Premium Assurance 

This post was authored by Mark Jewett, Senior Director of Cloud Platform. Today we announced Windows Server Premium Assurance, a new offering which extends the support period for existing Windows Server products. You can read more about the new offering on our Hybrid Cloud blog. We also wanted to call out that we are actively...Read more

Microsoft and Intel squeezed hyper-convergence into the overhead bin 

This post was authored by Cosmos Darwin, Program Manager, Windows Server. The Challenge In the Windows Server team, we tend to focus on going big. Our enterprise customers and service providers are increasingly relying on Windows as the foundation of their software-defined datacenters, and needless to say, our hyperscale public cloud Azure does too. Recent...Read more

Enabling Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V virtualization based security features on other platforms 

This post was authored by Mike Schutz, General Manager, Cloud Platform. Security is a top-of-mind topic for every organization. This is why Microsoft is investing deeply to provide advanced security across our technology portfolio. With the launch of Windows Server 2016 this week, we introduced new advanced multi-layer security capabilities to provide additional ways to...Read more

Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V large-scale VM performance for in-memory transaction processing 

This post was authored by Liang Yang, Principal Performance Engineer on the Hyper-V team and Jos de Bruijn, Senior Program Manager on the SQL Server team. With Windows Server 2016, Microsoft has significantly bumped up the Hyper-V Virtual Machine (VM) scale limit to embrace new scenarios such as running e-commerce large in-memory databases for Online...Read more

Windows Server scalability and more! 

This post was authored by Jeff Woolsey, Principal Program Manager, Windows Server. We are about a month away from Microsoft Ignite 2016 in Atlanta and we are eager to see you and provide a first-class tour of Windows Server, System Center, OMS, Azure, along with so much more. For those of you who have been...Read more