Windows Server 2016 launch details announced

Microsoft has announced that Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 will launch at its Ignite conference on 26 September.

According to a report by Ars Technica, full installations of the operating system, including the GUI and shell, will continue to be serviced on the “5+5” model – five years of mainstream support and five years of extended support.

“The new Nano Server option will be handled in a different way. Nano Server installations will be updated more or less in tandem with the Windows 10 Current Branch for Business (CBB) release,” stated the report.

CBB is set be updated 2-3 times a year, and will apply to Nano Server deployments of Windows Server 2016.

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