Posts Tagged ‘Windows Server 2016’

Delivering continuous innovation with Windows Server (2016)

Starting this fall, we plan to deliver two feature updates per year, each spring and fall, aligning to the Windows and Office Semi-annual Channel release cycle.

Windows Server products in the Semi-annual Channel will have new releases available twice a year, in spring and fall. Each release in this channel will be supported for 18 months from the initial release.


Windows Server Semi-annual Channel Overview:

Long-term Servicing Channel

Semi-annual Channel

Windows Insider Program for Server


Changes to Nano Server in the next release of Windows Server:

Microsoft Lifecycle Policy:

Die Microsoft Build 2017 aus IT-Pro-Sicht: Windows 10, Container und jede Menge Cloud

Installing SQL 2016 Always On with Windows Server 2016 Core

Guidance on Disabling System Services on Windows Server 2016 with Desktop Experience


  1. Xbox Live Auth Manager
  2. Xbox Live Game Save

Scheduled tasks:

  1. \Microsoft\XblGameSave\XblGameSaveTask
  2. \Microsoft\XblGameSave\XblGameSaveTaskLogon

Step-By-Step: Migrating Active Directory FSMO Roles From Windows Server 2012 R2 to 2016

New Tool: Get the Latest Windows 10 Cumulative Updates!

Resources to get started with Service Fabric Clusters in Azure or On-Premises