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

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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 

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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

What’s new in failover clustering: #08 Cloud Witness 

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This post was authored by Amitabh Tamhane, Program Manager, Windows Server Introduction The primary goal of failover clustering in Windows Server is to provide a reliable infrastructure to make workloads highly available. Configuring quorum correctly for failover clusters is an important step in ensuring high availability for the cluster itself. This helps to make applications Read more

What’s new in failover clustering: #07 SMB Multichannel & Multi-NIC cluster networks 

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This post was authored by Rob Hindman, Senior Program Manager, Windows Server Getting the best performance Building enterprise-grade solutions with Windows Server 2016 is now easier with the new Simplified SMB Multichannel feature in Failover Clustering. A Windows Server 2016 failover cluster will now automatically recognize and configure multiple NICs on the same subnet, greatly Read more

Windows Server 2016 new Current Branch for Business servicing option 

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We are excited to announce the official launch of Windows Server 2016 will be at the Ignite conference this Fall. We hope you can join us in Atlanta for the excitement! Windows Server 2016 is the cloud-ready operating system that delivers new layers of security and Azure-inspired innovation for the applications and infrastructure that power Read more

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What’s new in failover clustering: #06 Virtual machine start ordering 

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This post was authored by Subhasish Bhattacharya, Program Manager, Windows Server Introduction: “Special” virtual machines Not all virtual machines (VMs) in your production deployment are created equal… some are just special! Therefore, it is important for these “Utility” VMs to start up before other “Dependent” VMs in your private cloud. Consider a VM hosting the Read more

What’s new in failover clustering: #05 Resilient private cloud 

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This post was authored by Subhasish Bhattacharya, Program Manager, Windows Server. Introduction In the past, in a world of reliable but expensive SANs, an aggressive high-availability strategy designed to fail fast was most optimal. The health of the system would be closely monitored to detect issues and react quickly and swiftly. This minimized downtime when Read more

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The Windows Server 2016 Application Platform – Nano Server, Containers and DevOps 

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This post was authored by Andrew Mason, Principal Program Manager on the Nano Server team. There has been a lot of press on Nano Server and Containers as new technologies coming in Windows Server 2016. In this blog post we’ll discuss how these two technologies are core pieces of the Windows Server 2016 developer/DevOps solution, Read more

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