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Ten reasons you’ll love Windows Server 2016 #10: Nano Server 

This is the final post in the “Ten reasons you’ll love Windows Server 2016” series. Earlier today, Mike Neil announced the availability of Technical Preview 5 for Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016. This is an exciting moment, and it coincides with our final installment of the video series, “Ten reasons you’ll love Windows...Read more

Exploring Nano Server for Windows Server 2016 

If you haven’t yet tried Windows Server 2016, today we hope to give you a few more reasons to try out our latest technical preview. On this week’s Microsoft Mechanics show, we feature updates to Nano Server with Jeffrey Snover, Chief Architect, Enterprise Cloud. Nano Server is the new headless deployment option for Windows Server...Read more

Developers: Check out the Nano Server installation option in Windows Server 2016 

As organizations move toward modern DevOps practices, the role of the operating system needs to evolve to support both the “Dev” and the “Ops” part of the equation. In November we released Technical Preview 4 of Windows Server 2016, including updates for Nano Server, the new headless deployment option.  Nano Server loads only the base...Read more

Moving to Nano Server, the new deployment option in Windows Server 2016 

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be publishing more on Windows Server 2016 and the key capabilities coming in the next wave of Microsoft datacenter solutions. In this installment we’ll be looking at Nano Server, the new headless deployment option for Windows Server. Nano Server offers a dramatically reduced footprint, resulting in lower servicing requirements and...Read more

A Closer Look at Windows Server and Hyper-V Containers with Mark Russinovich 

On the season premiere of Microsoft Mechanics, we demo the new container technology within Windows Server 2016, including a hands-on look at Hyper-V Containers with Azure CTO, Mark Russinovich. This embed requires accepting cookies from the embed’s site to view the embed. Activate the link to accept cookies and view the embedded content. This site...Read more

What makes Nano Server so great? 

Windows Server is going through an important transformation that’s been 10 years in the making. Nano Server is a deep rethink of the server architecture. The result is a new, lean cloud fabric host and application development platform that’s a mere 5% of the size of Server Core. Its small size reduces security attack risks....Read more

Microsoft Announces Nano Server for Modern Apps and Cloud 

Guest post by: Jeffrey Snover, Distinguished Engineer and Lead Architect Andrew Mason, Principal PM Manager Alan Back, Principal SWE Manager Today we announced new container technologies as well as Nano Server, a purpose-built operating system designed to run born-in-the-cloud applications and containers. As customers adopt modern applications and next-generation cloud technologies, they need an OS...Read more