Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 Released

Good news, on Wednesday April 29, 2016, Windows Server 2016 TP5 finally hit the web. That means we’re one step closer to the final RTM version.

Note: TP5 comes in 3 flavors – Windows Server, Hyper-V Server & Server Essentials.

Here are a bunch of resources to get you started:

Technet (Registration Required)

Technet – Windows Server 2016 TP5 (x64)
Standard Key: MFY9F-XBN2F-TYFMP-CCV49-RMYVH
Datacenter Key: 6XBNX-4JQGW-QX6QG-74P76-72V67
ISO: 4.8 GB
Nano / VHD: 574 MB
Download: Click here

Technet – Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016 TP5 (x64)
Key: Not Required
ISO: 2.4 GB
Download: Click here

Technet – Windows Server 2016 Essentials TP5 (x64)
Key: NYK9H-Y2FDB-2XKGC-F2XHK-WTT88
ISO: 4.3 GB
Download: Click here

MSDN (MSDN Subscription Required)

MSDN – Windows Server 2016 TP5 (x64)
ISO: 5.0 GB
Download: Click here

MSDN – Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016 TP5 (x64)
ISO 2.4 GB
Download: Click here

MSDN – Windows Server 2016 Essentials TP5 (x64)
ISO: 4.3 GB
Download: Click here

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Download – Advanced Group Policy Management 4.0

Title: Advanced Group Policy Management 4.0 Documents
Published: 04/22/2016
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation 
Version: 1.0
Files: 6
Download URL: Click here for download

DESCRIPTION

These guides provide an overview of Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) 4.0 and step-by-step guidance for installing AGPM 4.0, managing Group Policy objects (GPOs) by using AGPM 4.0, and planning and deploying AGPM 4.0.

FILES

  • Overview of Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management: Overview of AGPM and describes its benefits, how it works, and the next steps for evaluating it. This document is designed for people evaluating AGPM.
    AGPM40_Overview.docx (1.2 MB)
  • Step-by-Step Guide for Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management 4.0: This guide describes a sample scenario for installing AGPM and performing Group Policy management by using the Group Policy Management Console and AGPM. Designed for people are evaluating AGPM 4.0 and for Group Policy administrators who are installing AGPM 4.0 or are using AGPM 4.0 for the first time.
    AGPM40_Step-by-Step_Guide.docx (115 KB)
    AGPM40_Step-by-Step_Guide.pdf (3007 KB)
  • Operations Guide for Advanced Group Policy Management 4.0: This guide provides step-by-step instructions for performing tasks by using AGPM 4.0. It includes all of the information in the Help for AGPM. This guide is designed for Group Policy administrators of all levels who are using AGPM 4.0.
    AGPM40_OperationsGuide.docx (177 KB)
    AGPM40_OperationsGuide.pdf (999 KB)
  • Planning Guide for Advanced Group Policy Management 4.0: This guide provides an in-depth description of the processes, procedures, and decisions for planning the deployment of AGPM in a production environment.
    AGPM40_PlanningGuide.docx (173 KB)
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Download – Free Server 2016 Technical Preview eBook

Title: Introducing Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview
Authors: John McCabe and the Windows Server team 
Published: April 20, 2016
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 978-0-7356-9773-7
Pages: 176
Price: FREE
Download URL: Click here for download

E-BOOK FORMATS

  • 697737_ebook_TechPreview.pdf (9.32 MB)
  • 697737_ebook_mobile_TechPreview.pdf (6.67 MB)

DESCRIPTION

Get a head start evaluating Windows Server 2016—guided by the experts. Based on Technical Preview 4, John McCabe and the Windows Server team introduce the new features and capabilities, with practical insights on how Windows Server 2016 can meet the needs of your business. Get the early, high-level overview you need to begin preparing your deployment now!

CHAPTERS

  1. The software-defined datacenter
  2. Compute
  3. Storage
  4. Networking
  5. Security
  6. App Plat
  7. Systems management
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