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Windows Server 2016: Unleashed by Chris Amaris, Andrew Abbate, Michael Noel, Omar Droubi, Guy Yardeni, Jeffrey Shapiro, Rand Morimoto

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Introduction

Windows Server 2016 may be the last true version of Windows Server. Really. Microsoft may still hit us with weird version names and numbers, but with the advent of Azure and the cloud, the virtual server, Nano Server, continuous updates, and self-healing technology, there may never be a need for you to consider “upgrading” again. You soon may only need to switch on new awaiting features or “drag” your software or solutions onto new servers in the cloud and think nothing more of it.

Remember the days when a new version of the operating system’s prerelease or release-to-manufacturing disk (RTM) arrived in your lab? Remember how you needed to commission huge arrays of hard disks, heavy server machines with gobs of memory, and special ...

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