Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 updated with improvements to Service Stack

Kareem Anderson

Microsoft appears to be full of surprises today, admittedly some larger than others. After Microsoft revealed its plans for multiplatform gaming, the company then released a few first party app updates alongside a new cumulative update for Windows 10.

Just behind those announcements, comes the release of an update to Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4. The March 1, 2016, update brings a few stability improvements to the platforms service stacking feature.

For those unfamiliar with the Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview, Microsoft describes it as, “our approach is to bring cloud-born technologies to the traditional data center so that you can make the most of the resources you have today while bringing innovation to your customers.”

More specifically, customers using Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 are privy to significant enhancements for both Windows Server and System Center, before the general public. The last significant updated or announcement coming in late 2015, included:

  • Application platform features, including new capabilities for Nano Server, Windows Server Containers updates and – new in this release – Hyper-V Containers, offer great opportunities for modern app development.
  • Software-defined datacenter capabilities, across storage, networking, and compute, let you reduce cost and increase agility. New security features help address evolving threats and new threat vectors.
  • Enhanced management capabilities, to give you advanced software-defined datacenter support and intuitive monitoring improvements.

Today’s update seems to be a relatively minor adjustment to the underpinnings of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 for most customers. Let us know if you, or your business experience anything else of note in the update.