Second tech preview of Windows Server 2016 coming next month

erek

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The second technical preview of Windows Server 2016 will be launching in May as the first one nears its expiration date.

Windows Server is being developed and targeted for an early 2016 release, however, the latest and greatest preview builds haven't been released to the public by Microsoft since October 2014. At the same time, Windows 10 builds have been released regularly to Windows Insiders.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-next-windows-server-2016-test-build-due-in-may/
 

DPI

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If it's anything like the past two server editions, wait until R2...

This. But I'm kinda curious to see new featureset, I've always liked the server product. I'm also wondering if they're going to put Metro on a server OS again. SMH.
 

schizrade

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This. But I'm kinda curious to see new featureset, I've always liked the server product. I'm also wondering if they're going to put Metro on a server OS again. SMH.

You use the gui?

LMAO.
 

Unknown-One

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I'm also wondering if they're going to put Metro on a server OS again. SMH.
For most roles, a full GUI install of Server 2012 R2 is totally pointless. Most of my 2012 R2 servers look like this if you console into them:

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Running without the GUI means fewer Windows Updates, almost no required reboots, and reduced resource requirements. It also means fewer running services and fewer security holes. Management is handled remotely via the server manager (installed on a client OS) or through remote PowerShell.
 
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