Windows Server 2016 Preview 3 could get released on August 18/19

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Earlier today, Windows Server 2016 Preview 3 leaked online. It’s been a while since the company released a new technical preview for Windows Server 2016 users. However, Preview 3 could be coming next week.

The company is holding a “What’s New in Windows Server 2016 Preview Jump Start” event on August 18 and August 19 where the company will be talking about what’s new in Preview 3 for Windows Server 2016. The company sent an email to several IT pros, inviting them to join the live event. The email states:

Would you like to get your IT department out of the business of managing routine, manual, error-prone tasks so you can finally focus on higher value improvement and deployment activities that delight your enterprise users? Join us for a demo-packed look at Windows Server 2016 Preview, and see why it is the platform of choice for the integrated datacenter.

A team of experts walks you through a host of new automation features and support for partner technologies and your open source solution investments. In these two half-day sessions, explore enhanced virtualization functionality, together with automated processes and configuration to help you spin up compute, storage, and networking resources faster. Preview new features that reduce system downtime, find out how rolling upgrades can help you adopt updates and operating systems faster for Hyper-V and Scale-Out File Server, and take a look at new storage replication technology. Plus, check out the zero-footprint, cloud-optimized Nano Server technology, along with scripting with the new PowerShell Desired State Configuration features. Build on your Windows Server knowledge, and find out what’s new in Windows Server 2016 Preview!

Obviously, this doesn’t confirm that Preview 3 for Windows Server 2016 is coming out on August 18/19, we suspect that it’ll be available sometime next week.

It’s worth noting that Windows Server 2016 Preview 3 will be a build from the Threshold 2 branch, which means that we can also see a new client build for Windows Insiders sometime soon after the release of Windows Server 2016 Preview 3. Until then, stay tuned to Microsoft-News for more updates on Windows Server 2016.

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