Feb 01

Windows Server 2016 might cost more than you want to pay

I’ve got it up and running in the lab. Now I see this article;


A few years ago, Microsoft switched from per-processor to per-core licensing in SQL Server, and it’s about to do the same with Windows Server 2016. You may not be thrilled with the results.

“Microsoft’s auditors likely will have a field day with these new requirements for Windows Server, in the same way that they have used the ever-more-complex licensing rules for SQL Server to increase the company’s audit-based revenue in recent years,” warned Christopher Barnett, an associate attorney with Scott & Scott LLP.

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Dec 02

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 install and first boot

Here are two quick videos showing the install and first boot of Server 2016 Technical Release 4

Server 2016 Technical Review 4

Server 2016 Technical Review 4


number1This first video we install and boot to Core. Core is the default of the two options; Core or GUI. So, if you select all the defaults, you will have Core.



number2In this second video we install and boot to the GUI install.