Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5

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Happy news. Windows Server 2016 TP5 (build 14300) has become publicly available.

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I suppose it’s a pre-RTM release and in August/September we will see the final RTM version of Windows Server 2016 (it’s only based on Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 RTM release dates and my expectations :)) .

So, what are you waiting for? Go to evaluation center or MSDN and download these awesome bits 😉

Download the latest Windows Server Technical Preview (Evaluation Center):
Nano Server VHD or ISO

OR

MSDN Subscriber Downloads

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Zero Day Patch

1st Cumulative Update for TP5 

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Review!

[NEW] Windows Server 2016 TP5 Comparison Guide for Download

What’s New in Windows Server 2016 TP5:
 Updated article on TechNet (see bold notes related to new TP5)

What’s New in Storage Spaces Direct:
Hybrid Cloud Management Blog
Automatic Configuration in Storage Spaces Direct TP5
NVMe, SSD and HDD storage configurations in Storage Spaces Direct TP5

What’s new in WSFC:
Failover Cluster Node Fairness in Windows Server 2016

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Review!

Release Notes (issues and workarounds):
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn765470(v=ws.12).aspx