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"The work is now faster and more efficient because most of the running programs do not crash during the run stage, like the previous version we were using for work.""The latest versions of the solution have increased their level of stability. It's quite good now.""The solution is scalable. If an organization needs to expand it out, they shouldn't run into issues doing so.""Microsoft technology is very simple and user friendly.""It is easy to operate and perform any tasks.""In terms of most valuable feature, it has all the features. We have to use the workforce application like Microsoft Office 365. We are dependent on the operating system.""The most valuable features are the interface and the speed of switching between processes.""It offers an easy user experience for our customers."

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"Provides workspaces for the entire organization with fewer resources.""The most valuable feature of this solution is Hyper-V Live Migration for Critical applications.""I'm using all the features within it and find them all quite helpful.""The active directory that the server provides is the solution's most valuable aspect.""Windows Server is very easy to use.""Every time they perform a new release, the solution gets better and better.""The most valuable feature is Active Directory.""The main features that we are using are active directory, domain, and DNS."

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"The frequent update of the Operating system is bad because, during each update, most of the programs or applications do not function well.""The solution should offer a bit of an easier integration with authentication methods, like FIDO or FIDO2 authentication with the USB-C. They should try to simplify the process of authenticating the user. Nobody wants to remember thousands of passwords.""The only thing which concerns me is updates. It gets updated often. Sometimes, however, it automatically gets updated. That is an issue. It can happen when you do not want it to be done. It's possible it can start and your files are not saved. They may be open while your laptop enters sleep mode. Then, when you re-open the computer to continue work, it all of a sudden decides to update, destroying your work.""Windows needs improvements made with respect to security because it is still vulnerable.""If you need servers to be deployed in a production environment then you definitely want to look at a different operating system.""In terms of what could be improved, I would say the security patches. The security patches do not come very frequently with the operating systems.""of the problems with Windows 10 is that it hangs when you open multiple programs.""Users should be able to access the system remotely."

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"One area that needs improvement is the management console.""Support for direct USB recognition for the virtual machines would improve this solution.""Overall, from a security perspective, Microsoft needs to improve.""The solution could offer higher availability.""The command-line interface should be improved.""Right now what is needed on the server-side is an easier release process. Every year or every third year they are releasing a newer version and it could go smoother.""Better integration with more platforms would be useful.""They can simplify the utilization and control of the system when you have a lot of setups. They provided something called Windows Center or Control Center in version 2019. It's a free tool that comes with the Windows Server. You can install it on your desktop and use it. This tool simplifies the control and monitoring of all servers. If I have 200 servers, I don't need to log in to each one to configure it. I can manage them from this tool. However, this tool needs quite a lot of improvements. It's difficult to use, and they need to improve it."

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"Windows 10 is licensed. It was included with the purchase of my laptop.""For my home computer it's a lifetime license, only purchased once.""I think it is fair. I haven't bought it on my own because our laptops are from the company, and our company pays for it.""Windows 10 came with the computer when I bought it, so it was already licensed.""The initial version came with the PCs and the upgrade we were able to get cost approximately $12 per computer. It was really cheap.""The basic operating system of any hardware should be free. Therefore, it should be free. They should charge only for the enterprise level or enabling the hypervisor. They should charge for Professional Windows 10, but the basic OS should be free."

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"Microsoft is relatively inexpensive compared to other database platforms.""This is not an expensive product.""It is an expensive product.""In our case, we primarily use Microsoft, so the cost is a lot less. But some of our customers have spent approximately $12,000 a year on the operating system license.""The license model needs improvement.""Our current license is an enterprise license agreement which gives you a whole lot of possibility, especially when you go through an R&D process. For example, you can provision everything, spread the service use over six months, and then wrap it up. It gives you a lot of flexibility."

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Windows Server 2016 is the most cloud-ready server Microsoft has ever built and includes a lot of technology that was inspired from our experience in the public cloud. It has big improvements in security, software-defined infrastructure and technologies to help developers build modern microservice-based applications, in the cloud or on-site. 

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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm27%
Manufacturing Company20%
Pharma/Biotech Company7%
Logistics Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider44%
Computer Software Company12%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Financial Services Firm15%
Computer Software Company15%
Manufacturing Company11%
Comms Service Provider11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider41%
Computer Software Company16%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business66%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise18%
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Small Business41%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise38%
Find out what your peers are saying about Windows 10 vs. Windows Server and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
455,164 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Windows 10 is ranked 3rd in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 27 reviews while Windows Server is ranked 2nd in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 25 reviews. Windows 10 is rated 8.2, while Windows Server is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Windows 10 writes "Familiarity, maturity and popular productivity tools make this OS almost indispensable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Windows Server writes "Good user interface and technical support, and Active Directory is very helpful for us". Windows 10 is most compared with Oracle Solaris, Red Hat Linux (RHEL), openSUSE Leap, Ubuntu Linux and CentOS, whereas Windows Server is most compared with Red Hat Linux (RHEL), Ubuntu Linux, CentOS, Oracle Linux and Oracle Solaris. See our Windows 10 vs. Windows Server report.

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