Microsoft Press has released the paperback version of Windows Server 2016 Inside Out. Since Server 2016, like Windows 10, could change significantly with updates, they have implemented a feature called Current Book Service. If any features have significant changes in the next 12 to 18 months, you can read the book’s updates on these topics with a free Web Edition.
If you’re an IT Pro that already has an understanding of Windows Server but want to brush up on the new features in Server 2016, you should check out this book and keep it handy for reference.
The book blurb:
Dive into Windows Server 2016—and really put your Windows Server expertise to work. Focusing on Windows Server 2016’s most powerful and innovative features, this supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, tips, and workarounds—all you need to plan, implement, or manage Windows Server in enterprise, data center, cloud, and hybrid environments. Fully reflecting Windows Server new capabilities for the cloud-first era, Orin covers everything from Nano Server to Windows Server and Hyper-V Containers. You’ll discover how experts tackle today’s essential tasks—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery.
- Optimize the full Windows Server 2016 lifecycle, from planning and configuration through rollout and administration
- Ensure fast, reliable upgrades and migrations
- Seamlessly deliver core DNS, DHCP, file, print, storage, and Internet services
- Use IPAM to centrally manage all enterprise DNS and DHCP infrastructure
- Gain dramatic storage utilization improvements with built-in deduplication and storage replica
- Build flexible cloud and hybrid environments with Windows Containers and Shielded VMs
- Seamlessly integrate Azure IaaS services with Windows Server 2016
- Slash resource usage and improve availability with tiny Nano Server installations
- Improve configuration management with Desired State Configuration and Chef
- Deliver Active Directory identity, certificate, federation, and rights management services
- Protect servers, clients, assets, and users with advanced Windows Server 2016 security features including Just Enough Administration
Windows Server 2016 Inside Out is available on Amazon.com.
The author, Orin Thomas, made a video to promote the release of the book: