The 411 on Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 will be launched at the company’s Ignite conference, which runs from September 26 to 30 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Several things are new. One is that Windows Server 2016 will be priced and licensed per core, rather than per physical processor.

Another is that the Datacenter and Standard editions have a new installation option called Nano Server, a stripped-down version designed for lightweight virtual machines, or a low-overhead host for virtual machines.

But, as with the current Windows Server 2012?R2 version, there will be no print server clustering.

Printing is still a decisive factor for many business processes, and the continued lack of print server clustering is a major cause of downtime and loss of productivity. While Hyper-V is meant to be a safeguard against this, it protects against hardware failures, a small fraction of printing errors.

Leading print management software provider ThinPrint has timed to perfection the launch of its latest version, ThinPrint 11, to overcome this barrier. Learn more here.