Access to the public versions of Windows Server-2016-English-Base and Windows Server-2016-English-Pro will be removed in September 2018. Additional information about Windows Server server lifecycle, including details on licensing, can be found here: -us/windows-server/get-started/windows-server-server-lifecycle.
Access to the public versions of Windows Server-2016-English-Datacenter-Base and Windows Server-2016-Datacenter-Base will be removed in September 2018. Additional information about Windows Server server lifecycle, including details on licensing, can be found here: -us/windows-server/get-started/windows-server-server-lifecycle.
If your organization has an active Software Assurance (SA) agreement with Microsoft, you may use your SA agreement to obtain Windows Server. Information about using SA on Windows Server can be found on the Microsoft Licensing page.
Although this release will be removed from the Windows Server 2019 release channel, customers that have valid licenses for Windows Server 2019 Standard and/or Windows Server 2019 Datacenter can download the final release of Windows Server 2019 from the Microsoft Download Center. This final version of Windows Server 2019 will offer the same features and functionality as the Windows Server 2019 Technical Preview.
If a version of Windows Server is not available via the Windows Server channel, it is because the version is either in the previous lifecycle phase, or the version has been removed from the Windows Server channel. Some non-Windows Server versions are also available in the Microsoft Download Center. For details, see the Supported non-Windows Server versions page.
If you are currently running Nano Server in Windows Server 2016, we recommend that you plan your upgrade to Windows Server 2019. You can find more information about how to upgrade to Windows Server 2019 here .
Containers will be removed for Docker-for-Windows 1.12 and later. For more information about Docker for Windows, including support end of life and alternatives to Windows-based Docker, please visit: -us/windows-server/get-started/docker-for-windows
As with any major release, there are many components to consider before upgrading your deployment. Because of this, we strongly encourage you to use Cloud and Enterprise evaluation versions of Windows Server, Windows Server Core, and Windows Server Datacenter to test your upgrade before making a decision on the best course of action for you and your organization. 827ec27edc