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Windows Server 2016 Licensing Datasheet

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Product overview Windows Server 2016 is the cloud-ready operating system that supports your current workloads while introducing new technologies that make it easy to transition to cloud computing when you are ready. It delivers powerful new layers of security along with Azure-inspired innovation for the applications and infrastructure that power your business. Editions overview Windows Server 2016 editions have been streamlined to better support today's changing business requirements. Windows Server 2016 will be released in the following editions: • Windows Server 2016 Datacenter: For highly virtualized datacenter and cloud environments. • Windows Server 2016 Standard: For physical or minimally virtualized environments. • Windows Server 2016 Essentials: For small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices. Essentials is a good option for customers using the Foundation edition, which is not available for Windows Server 2016. • Windows Server 2016 MultiPoint Premium Server: Enables multiple users to access one computer; available only for academic licensing.* • Windows Storage Server 2016: For dedicated OEM storage solutions. Available in Standard and Workgroup editions through the OEM channel. • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016: Free hypervisor download. Features exclusive to the Datacenter edition include Shielded Virtual Machines, software-defined networking, Storage Spaces Direct and Storage Replica. Standard Edition includes rights to two Operating System Environments (OSEs, or virtual machines) or Hyper-V containers. Datacenter Edition includes unlimited OSEs and Hyper-V containers. Windows Server 2016 Licensing Datasheet Azure Hybrid Use Benefit When you are ready to transition workloads to the public cloud, you can leverage your existing investment in Windows Server. The Azure Hybrid Use Benefit lets you bring your on-premises Windows Server license with Software Assurance to Azure. Rather than paying the full price for a new Windows Server virtual machine, you will pay only the base compute rate. Find more details at * Corporate customers can use the Windows MultiPoint Premium Server role that will be available in Standard and Datacenter editions. Windows Server CALs and RDS CALs are required for MultiPoint Server.

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