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John ONeill
Real User
Principle consultant at Active Data Consulting Services Pty Ltd
Aug 09 2017

What is most valuable?

Speed and ease with integrating into Microsoft Azure AD environment, security, being able to log in the 'Hello' service.

How has it helped my organization?

In my small development environment, speed and security are important, we actually make use of the Microsoft's Edge… more»

What needs improvement?

Intrusive 'You have updates' notification can be annoying -- as it blocks the middle of the screen, but this can be turned… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I can't see any reason why anyone would want to downgrade a new machine (if that's even possible now) to Windows 7...

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Windows 7, which had become old, bloated with patches and security updates, and was generally just getting slow.

What other advice do I have?

TEST your applications, especially legacy applications. Most things work just fine on Windows 10, but very old… more»
Andrew S. Baker (ASB)
Real User
Cybersecurity & IT Professional (VirtualCIO) at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Nov 23 2017

What is most valuable?

Hyper-V and the updated PowerShell are among the best features that I have taken advantage of.

How has it helped my organization?

I have been able to support more VMs on Windows 2016 than on 2012 R2, using the same hardware. Additionally, the… more»

What needs improvement?

Some of the elements of the Windows Server UI from 2012 R2 are better than what is found in 2016, especially the patch… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pay close attention to the licensing, as there is a focus on core licensing under Windows 2016.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Not applicable.

What other advice do I have?

Windows 2016 continues the trend of solid, stable, high-performing Windows Server products from Microsoft.

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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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