Microsoft has announced the release of the much awaited Windows Server 2016. The product will be uncovered at the Ignite conference in Atlanta.
Major product launch news has come from Microsoft which is all set to outdoor the successor of the Windows Server line of operating systems.
Windows Server 2016 will be showcased at Microsoft’s Ignite developer conference scheduled to commence on September 26 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Three major editions of Windows Server 2016 have been developed by Microsoft, namely, Datacenter, Standard, and Essentials.
“Standard” and “Datacenter” come with the Nano Server which is a new feature to allow installation on virtual machines. The Nano Server won’t have a graphic user interface since virtual machines are low on resources.
According to, servicing option for Windows Server 2016 will be of two kinds. One is the LTSB (Long Term servicing Branch) in which five years of extended support will be provided after five years of mainstream support. The extended support is only meant for bug fixing, unlike the mainstream support in which the updates will be provided. Another option is CBB (Current Branch for Business) which will provide two to three major updates annually.
The customers who choose to install Windows with the Nano Server could only opt for a CBB type support cycle. The servicing model is similar to what is offered for Windows 10, but with a slight difference.
Microsoft Windows Server team explains in a blog post when the third Nano Server release comes out, you will need to move off of #1 as it will no longer be serviced. When #4 comes out, you will need to move off of #2, and so on”. This is because only two CBB releases will be serviced at any given time.
Auto-update functionality will not be available for Nano Server. Hence, the customers can’t held up behind by more than two CBBs.
Other than the Nano Server, the Standard and Data center Windows Server editions will also be available as Server with Desktop Experience and Server Core installation.
The technological world is traveling rapidly, as usual. Obviously, Microsoft does not want to be left out the technological evolution. This improvement will surely give them the leverage they need against their competitors.

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