Third preview version, "Technical Preview 3" was released on 19 August 2015.
"Technical Preview 4" was released on 19 November 2015.
Microsoft announced a new installation option, Nano Server, which offers a minimal-footprint headless version of Windows Server.
It excludes the graphical user interface, Wo W64 (support for 32-bit software) and Windows Installer.
A public beta version of Windows Server 2016 (then still called v Next) branded as "Windows Server Technical Preview" was released on 1 October 2014; the technical preview builds are aimed toward enterprise users.
The first Technical Preview was first set to expire on 15 April 2015 but The second beta version, "Technical Preview 2", was released on .
(Same version number as Windows 10 Anniversary Update.) Microsoft added the following final touches: It is offered to the Microsoft Software Assurance customers who have an active Windows Server 2016 license and has the same system requirements.Microsoft has been reorganized by Satya Nadella, putting the Server and System Center teams together.Previously, the Server team was more closely aligned with the Windows client team.The new licensing structure that has been adopted by Windows Server 2016 has also moved away from the Windows Server 2012/2012R2 CPU socket licensing model in that now the amount of cores covered under one license is limited.Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter core licensing now covers a minimum of 8 core licenses for each physical processor and a minimum of 16 core licenses for each server.