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Windows Server 2016 New Features

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20 Jun 2018
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Windows Server 2016 Overview

  • Feature Overview
  • Server Versions and Licensing
  • System Requirements

Nano Server

Nano Server is a pared down headless version of Windows Server. Nano Server will have a 93% smaller VHD size, 92% fewer critical updates and 80% fewer required reboots. Nano Server is a Windows Server installation option and it’s completely headless – there is no GUI and no command prompt. Nano Server is designed to run Hyper-V, Hyper-V cluster, and Scale-Out File Servers (SOFSs).
  • Nano Server Overview
  • Deploy Nano Server
  • Custom Nano Server Image
  • Manage Nano Server
  • Nano Server Roles
  • Nano Server Image Builder


Containers are the latest buzz in IT technology. Containers enable you to isolate your applications from the underlying OS improving the deployment and reliability of those applications. Windows Server 2016 will provide two kinds of native containers: Windows Server Containers and Hyper-V Containers. Windows Server Containers are isolated from each other but they run directly on the Windows Server 2016 OS. Hyper-V Containers provide enhanced isolation by running the containers from a Hyper-V VM.
  • Containers Overview
  • Containers Deployment
  • Containers Management
  • Using Docker to Create and Manage Containers

File and Storage Services

  • Storage Spaces Direct
  • Storage Replica
  • Fault Domains

Failover Clustering

  • Cluster OS Rolling Upgrade
  • Cloud Witness
  • Site-Aware Failover Clusters
  • Workgroup and Multi-Domain Clusters
  • VM Configuration Options


  • New Features Overview
  • Nested Virtualization
  • Production Checkpoints
  • Shielded Virtual Machines
  • VM Versions
  • PowerShell Direct

Automation and Management

  • New Features in PowerShell 5.0
  • Just Enough Administration
  • Package Management

In this course we will talk about the new features in Windows Server 2016. The newest version of the Microsoft Server family has some great new concepts and improves the existing features. Focused on cloud deployments (private or public) Windows Server 2016 will have enhanced Hyper-V features (Shielded VMs, hot add memory and network adapters, ...) and improved cluster services (Rolling upgrade, site-awareness, ...) But the biggest changes in Windows Server 2016 are without doubt the new Nano Server and Windows Containers. Follow this course and learn all about these exciting new features!

Experienced Windows Server administrators.

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