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Securing modernized apps and simplified networking on Windows with Calico

Containers have become synonymous with application modernization, and Kubernetes has become the leading solution for orchestrating containerized applications. With Windows Server version 1709, Windows now has parity with Linux for Kubernetes networking from a platform perspective....

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Ask Microsoft Anything: Windows Server Containers

Containers are redefining the way we build and operate reliable systems in the cloud by providing a way to wrap up an application in its own isolated box. For the application in its container, it has no knowledge of any other applications or processes that exist outside of its box. Everything the application depends on...

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Windows Server preview build 17035 available for Windows Insiders!

We’re at full speed ahead! Just three weeks ago, we made available Windows Server, version 1709, the first release in the new Semi-Annual Channel release cadence, and today we’re making available the first preview build for the next release in this channel. The preview build 17035 is now available for download for Windows Insiders. The...

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FAQ on Windows Server, version 1709 and Semi-Annual Channel

FAQ on Windows Server, version 1709 and Semi-Annual Channel

Last week we made available Windows Server, version 1709, the first release in the Semi-Annual Channel, and we’re already seeing many customers deploying it! We’ve received some questions on how this channel works and how customers should utilize it. The goal of this blog post is to answer questions surrounding the new channel and clarify...

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Windows Server, version 1709 available for download!

What a great day! Back in June, we announced Windows Server was joining the Semi-Annual Channel release cadence to deliver innovation at a faster pace. Two weeks ago at Ignite, we announced Windows Server, version 1709, the first release in this new model, and today you can start using it!...

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Faster releases for a faster world – First semi-annual release of Windows Server

Faster releases for a faster world – First semi-annual release of Windows Server

September is always an exciting month for those of us at Microsoft who work in the Windows Server business. September means Ignite, which is always packed with opportunities to connect with great customers and unveil exciting announcements. And this year is no exception! Today we are excited to announce the launch of the first release...

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Sneak peek #2: Windows Server, version 1709 hyper-converged infrastructure

A decade ago came the virtualization wave, where datacenters filled full of hundreds of servers were virtualized and reduced to dozens of servers. The consolidation of the compute layer brought incredible cost savings to the business, and IT admins were hailed as heroes....

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