Server Products

Microsoft Windows Server 2016

Try tomorrow's operating system today

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 is here. Preview the cloud-ready operating system today to apply new levels of security and innovation to the applications and infrastructure that power your business. Support the workloads you run today, and make it easier to move to the cloud when you’re ready.

  • Built-in Security
  • Evolve your datacenter
  • Innovate Faster

The Windows Server 2016 editions reflect today’s changing business requirements. For example, the Datacenter Edition includes exclusive new features to run a software-defined datacenter. Check out the updated licensing datasheet for more details.

Read how to take full advantage of every improvement and new feature.

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Microsoft Skype for Business

Online meetings with Skype for Business - Messaging, meetings, and screen sharing all in one app that works with Office.

  • Meet with up to 250 people—even if they're not on Skype for Business. All they need is a phone or internet connection.
  • See your contacts' online statuses, schedule meetings in Outlook, and start conversations from apps like Word and PowerPoint.
  • Conversations are protected by strong authentication and encryption, and you manage employee accounts and features.

Now with Skype for Business you can simplify your infrastructure with one platform for calling, conferencing, video, and sharing. Connect your teams with the experience they love, in the Office applications they use every day.

Microsoft SharePoint 2016

Empower individuals, teams and organizations to intelligently discover, share, and collaborate on content from anywhere and on any device.

  • SharePoint Server
    Modernize your on-premises infrastructure with SharePoint Server 2016, improving performance, reliability, and scale while providing a foundation for future innovation.
  • SharePoint Online
    With Office 365, SharePoint Online offers enhanced security technologies, is easy to manage, and can be accessed from almost anywhere.

Learn about ‘The Future of SharePoint’
On May 4th, Jeff Teper unveiled our new vision and roadmap for SharePoint and OneDrive for Business, on premise and in the cloud with Office 365. Learn more by watching the keynote and reading the blog with deep-dive videos.

Read the blog

Microsoft SQL Server

Build intelligent, mission-critical applications

Gain real-time insights across your transactional and analytical data with SQL Server 2016—a secure, scalable database platform that has everything built in, from advanced analytics to unparalleled in-memory performance.

Five reasons you'll love everything built in to sql server 2016
  • Industry-leading OLTP
    Build mission-critical applications for online transaction processing (OLTP) with breakthrough scalability, in-memory performance, and high availability.
  • Least vulnerable database
    Protect data at rest and in motion with new Always Encrypted. SQL Server is the least vulnerable database for six years running in the NIST vulnerabilities database.
  • End-to-end mobile BI
    Transform data into actionable insights. Deliver insights on any device—online or offline—at one-fifth the cost of other business intelligence (BI) solutions.
  • In-database advanced analytics
    Analyze operational data using R Services, in real time and at scale, directly within SQL Server database—without moving the data for analysis.
  • From on-premises to cloud
    Whether data is in your datacenter, private cloud, or Microsoft Azure, get a consistent experience across server and database as a service.

Microsoft System Center

Unify your IT management

System Center 2016 offers a simplified datacenter management experience for complex, heterogeneous workloads. With its comprehensive monitoring, hardware and virtual machine provisioning, rigorous automation, and configuration management, System Center 2016 keeps you in control of your IT—whether on-premises, in the cloud, or across platforms.

With the growth of public, hosted, and hybrid cloud solutions, new challenges have emerged for IT management. Managing your IT infrastructure has become less about what's happening within your company’s firewall and more about managing data and applications wherever they are. Without the right technology and tools these complex environments can quickly become costly and inefficient.

Unlock new Windows Server 2016 capabilities for the software-defined datacenter, including managing Nano clusters, shielded VMs, and rolling cluster upgrades.

Microsoft Exchange Server

Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 brings a new set of technologies, features, and services to Exchange Server, the messaging platform that provides email, scheduling, and tools for custom collaboration and messaging service applications. Its goal is to support people and organizations as their work habits evolve from a communication focus to a collaboration focus. At the same time, Exchange 2016 helps lower the total cost of ownership whether you deploy Exchange 2016 on-premises or provision your mailboxes in the cloud.

When you update to Exchange 2016 Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) from Exchange 2016 RTM, you'll get the following new features:

  • SHA-2 compliant S/MIME in Outlook on the web We've updated the certificate that's used by the S/MIME control in Outlook on the web. The certificate is now SHA-2 compliant. Users who downloaded the control from Exchange 2016 RTM will need to download the control again after you install CU1.
  • Improved download package Exchange 2016 releases, starting with CU1, are now packaged as ISO files instead of a self-extracting EXE file. The ISO file can be mounted directly in Windows Server 2012 or later. If you need to install Exchange across a network, you can create a network share from the mounted ISO drive.
  • Additional languages for Outlook on the web With CU1, we're adding 17 new languages to Outlook on the web.

Microsoft Forefront

Microsoft Forefront helps deliver end-to-end security and access to information through an integrated line of protection, access, and identity management products.

Forefront UAG improves the security in remote access scenarios by enforcing granular access controls and policies that are tailored to the applications being published, the identity of the user, and the health status of the device being used. Forefront UAG further improves security by enabling strong authentication to applications and mitigating the risks of downloaded data from unmanaged devices.

With MS Forefront its easy to:

  • integrate and extend security across the whole enterprise
  • protect everything without limiting access from anywhere
  • simplify the security experience & manage compliance