Investing in your success with Windows Server

Run business critical workloads in Azure, on-premises and at the edge.

Windows Server solutions across cloud and on-premises

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Windows Server on Azure

Access unique innovation, only on Azure:

  • Deploy security updates without having to reboot with Hotpatch.
  • Migrate Windows Server workloads to Azure while preserving on-premises IP addresses.
  • Securely access files when working remotely without a VPN, using built-in SMB over QUIC.
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Windows Server 2022

Run business-critical workloads with Windows Server 2022:

  • Apply advanced multi-layer protection against threats with secured-core server.
  • Run business critical workloads such as SQL Server with confidence using 48 TB of memory, 64 sockets and 2048 logical cores.
  • Use Windows Admin Centre for improved VM management, enhanced event viewer and to connect to Azure through Azure Arc.
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Windows Server & Azure Arc

Extend your data centre to Azure for greater IT efficiency:

Your trusted operating system for 30 years

Windows Server is the platform for building an infrastructure of connected applications, networks and web services. As a Windows Server administrator, you’ve helped achieve your business’ goals keeping the infrastructure secure, available and flexible. Windows Server has been the foundation of Microsoft’s ecosystem and continues to power the hybrid cloud network today.

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File servers are the most common servers in the world

Windows Server File Servers host billions of files across million of customers for storage and retrieval of files with built-in scale. Security, quotas, backup, replication and recovery are all built into the operating system.

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Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server is the most popular on-premises identity solution

Active Directory Domain Services hosts and authenticates billions of on-premises user identities across millions of customers to securely manage identity and protect your business.

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Hosting applications old and new

Windows Server hosts millions of apps, from simple IIS web apps to complex apps like SharePoint, Exchange, database and 3rd party products with integrated security, high availability and replication across servers and clusters.

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Hosts Windows and Linux Virtual Machines and Containers

Hosts virtual machines on Hyper-V through Windows Server containers, Linux containers and Kubernetes clusters with integration into native Azure services.

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Integrated DNS and DHCP services

Providing on-premises DNS and DHCP services for millions of customers.

Large server room

File servers are the most common servers in the world

Windows Server File Servers host billions of files across million of customers for storage and retrieval of files with built-in scale. Security, quotas, backup, replication and recovery are all built into the operating system.

Person sitting at desk on computer

Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server is the most popular on-premises identity solution

Active Directory Domain Services hosts and authenticates billions of on-premises user identities across millions of customers to securely manage identity and protect your business.

Computer monitors on desk

Hosting applications old and new

Windows Server hosts millions of apps, from simple IIS web apps to complex apps like SharePoint, Exchange, database and 3rd party products with integrated security, high availability and replication across servers and clusters.

View of shipping containers on boats

Hosts Windows and Linux Virtual Machines and Containers

Hosts virtual machines on Hyper-V through Windows Server containers, Linux containers and Kubernetes clusters with integration into native Azure services.

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Integrated DNS and DHCP services

Providing on-premises DNS and DHCP services for millions of customers.

See how customers use Windows Server and Azure to realise their potential

Support lifecycles for versions of Windows Server

Get the most out of Windows Server 2022

Advanced multilayer security

  • Harden server communications – industry standard SMB AES -256 encryption and better controls.
  • Get preventative defence for sensitive assets like credentials with Credential Guard and Secure Boot enabled using TPM 2.0.
  • Protect system integrity from firmware attack with Windows Defender System Guard and isolate critical parts of the system with Virtualisation-based security.

Hybrid capabilities with Azure Arc

  • Extend Azure management and governance services to Windows Server on-premises using Azure Arc.
  • Perform virtual machine (VM) lifecycle management for your Azure Stack HCI and VMware environments from a centralised location.
  • Bring the first cloud native SIEM to all your resources by using Microsoft Sentinel through Azure Arc.
     

Flexible application platform

  • Improve container application deployment with smaller image size for faster download and simplified authentication.
  • Scale containerised applications with Kubernetes using improvements in network policy implementation and integration with industry standard containers.
  • Accelerate modernisation of .NET applications.
     
Invest in your career and skills

Windows Server Hybrid Administrator Associate

Keep the Windows Server knowledge you have while learning the future of hybrid cloud computing. Earn the Windows Server Hybrid Administrator Associate certification for managing Windows Server on-premises, hybrid and IaaS platform workloads.


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