Tony Howlett

Sep 14, 2017

Updates: Microsoft Server 2016

Codero is now offering Microsoft Server 2016 in our product lineup. In this post, we’ll review some of the new features you’ll see with this updated version.

Microsoft Server 2016

Compute: More memory, processors, and VMs supported per server. Physical and virtual machines will show improvement due to updates to Win32 Time and Hyper-V Time Synchronization Services. You’ll also see improvements in the Recovery Console and a new Nano Server for “headless” operations.

Another benefit here is that Shielded Virtual Machines will see improved protection with an “Encryption Supported” mode. Non-shielded Generation 2 VMs can be converted to shielded VMs with support and automated disk encryption.

Identity and Access: This edition offers improved ability for securing Active Directory environments and migration assistance to cloud-only or hybrid deployments. Improvements have been included to provide better identity management for both corporate and personal devices. New features also enable publishing and pre-authentication for more applications and a better user experience.

Administration: Windows PowerShell 5.0 includes support for developing with classes, new security features, improved usability, and greater control for managing Windows-based environments.

Networking: Traffic can now be mirrored and routed to new or existing virtual appliances, to dynamically segment and secure workloads. The System Center Virtual Machine Manager allows you to deploy and manage an entire SDM stack, and you can use Docker to manage Windows Server container networking.

Security and Assurance: Delegated administration allows support for running under a network identity, connecting over PowerShell Direct, secure copying from to or from JEA endpoints, and more. Virtualization-based security isolates information so only privileged apps have access. Remote Credential Guard keeps user credential info on the client side, and provides SSO for Remote Desktop.

Storage: Highly available and scalable storage is now enabled, with the unlocking of previously unavailable classes of disk devices. Storage-agnostic, block-level, synchronous replication is available between servers or clusters for disaster recovery, as well as a failover cluster between sites.

For more information, you can check out Microsoft’s update or contact your Codero rep.

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