Windows Server feature comparison summary

Microsoft has announced that support for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will end January 14, 2020. After this date, Microsoft will no longer release security updates, which may expose businesses to security attacks or make them out of compliance with industry regulations. Avoid business disruptions and use this as an opportunity to modernize your infrastructure by migrating to Windows Server 2016 on HPE ProLiant Gen10 Servers. 

Although Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 End of Support (EoS) is a (very) good reason in itself to upgrade to Windows Server 2016,  it is not the only reason. Windows Server 2016 offers several new and improved features that were not available in past versions of Windows Server. 

Use the following charts to compare specific features of Windows Server 2016 to past versions, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2. 


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