Windows Server 2016 free tutorials from Microsoft

Windows Server 2016, everything you need to know


Windows Server 2016 was released on September 26, 2016 at Microsoft’s Ignite conference and became generally available on October 12, 2016.

It has been 6 months since the official release and Windows Server 2016 has received some new updates and also free training/tutorials have been published on several sites.

Microsoft has also released the final version of their official book for Windows Server 2016, you can download it here for free:

Since there are so many new features for a single post, I will try to bring you the most relevant from my point of view.

Windows Compute/Containers

Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V 2016 containers will provide standardized run-time environments for development, test, and production teams.


Nano Server

Windows Server 2016 offers a new installation option: Nano Server. Nano Server is a remotely administered server operating system optimized for private clouds and data-centers. It is similar to Windows Server in Server Core mode, but significantly smaller, has no local logon capability, and only supports 64-bit applications, tools, and agents.



  • Breach Resistance

The concept of extending the time between an attacker’s initial breach and when they take control of an organization, giving data security professionals time to detect, respond, and root out the intruder.


There are many more features to be explored for Windows Server 2016, and you can now see them on the free virtual labs, 60 minutes for each lab.

  • Implementing Breach Resistance Security in Windows Server 2016
  • Shielded Virtual Machines
  • Building a Storage Infrastructure on Windows Server 2016
  • Installing and Managing Nano Server
  • Exploring Virtualization on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016
  • Failover Clustering and Rolling Cluster Upgrades

Remember you can find this article on Medium also:

https://thesysadmin.zone/windows-server-2016-free-tutorials-from-microsoft-6dcb2384923e

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