HPE OEM Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Now Available!

We are very excited to announce the release of HPE OEM Microsoft® Windows Server® 2016! Today, let's take a quick look at a few details, by explaining the who, what, where, and why of HPE OEM Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter editions.

Who: Businesses across all industries and of all shapes and sizes that want to take advantage of the growing number of hybrid cloud solutions designed to maximize productivity and efficiency.

What: HPE has launched several HPE OEM Microsoft Windows Server 2016 products including:
- Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter – 16 core
- Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Additional Licenses for Standard and Datacenter editions, for 2, 4, and 16 cores
- Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter with reassignment rights
- Microsoft Windows Server 2016 CALs for User and Device 1, 5, 10 and 50 packs
- Microsoft Windows Server 2016 RDS CALs for User and Device 5 packs

Where: HPE OEM Microsoft Windows Server 2016 is available for purchase directly from HPE or through authorized HPE reseller partners.

Why: Simple—businesses of all sizes are becoming more and more interested in the benefits a hybrid cloud environment can bring and Windows Server 2016 offers customers many new features that are designed to complement the wave of cloud-enabled and hybrid cloud technology. This gives customers the ‘best of both worlds’ with on-premise peace of mind AND cloud enablement.

With a 30+ year partnership, HPE and Microsoft know a thing or two about working together. HPE OEM Microsoft Windows Server 2016, paired with HPE Servers, gives your customers IT that is more secured, easier to manage, and cloud ready when they are. To give customers added peace of mind, Microsoft's Server Operating Systems (OSes) and drivers have been pre-tested and optimized to work with HPE Server. In addition, most HPE ProLiant Gen9 Servers, and select ProLiant Gen8 Servers, are already certified for Windows Server 2016 (please check the HPE Windows Server Certification and Support Matrix for the latest updates on certified HPE Servers).

Another advantage of HPE OEM Windows Server 2016 is the ease of use it provides customers. This solution simplifies the process of acquiring new IT by providing a one-stop shop for purchasing the server, server OS, and CALs. It also makes technical support simpler as customers who purchase a HPE OEM Microsoft Server OS from HPE or HPE resellers get technical support direct from HPE for 90 days from purchase date.

Be on the lookout for more in depth blogs on HPE OEM Microsoft Windows Server 2016 and keep up with the latest HPE/Microsoft SMB IT news by joining Coffee Coaching’s social communities on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

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Willa manages the HPE | Microsoft Coffee Coaching program. Follow along to learn more about the latest HPE OEM Microsoft product releases and how the HPE Microsoft partnership can benefit partners and customers.