Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5


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

windows server 2016 technical preview 5 build

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 ūüėČ

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


MSDN Subscriber Downloads


Zero Day Patch

1st Cumulative Update for TP5 



[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



Release Notes (issues and workarounds):

System Center 2016 Technical Preview 5

Microsoft added new VHDs to Download Center which contain new System Center Technical Preview 5.You can use them to evaluate and explore new features of the latest TP. + @MSDN you can download ISOs
*And now we are waiting for WS 2016 TP5 public release (I predict it is gonna be available soon..may be this week)  Windows Server 2016 TP5 is here.

What’s new in System Center 2016 TP5¬†(has not been updated yet. please¬†be patient¬†and [technet] now it’s updated to TP5. enjoy!)

[MS Official Blog] What’s new in System Center 2016 TP5

Data Protection Manager Download VHD
Orchestrator Download VHD
Operations Manager Download VHD
Service Manager Download VHD
Virtual Machine Manager Download VHD
Configuration Manager (w/EP) Download EXE
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