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Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Essentials

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Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Essentials

Why Buy Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Essentials?

The Latest Server Ability with Simplified Management and Usability

When you’re in the market for a server for your small business, you want to get the latest and best available. That leads to a couple of problems, though: first, there’s the expense, and then, there’s the technical knowledge required to run one of the latest servers out there.

The solution to these problems is the same: Get Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Essentials. This server is far more affordable than other editions of the latest Windows Server edition. At the same time, you get all the best new features found in this newest version while getting simplified server management, eliminating all the complexity to server maintenance that usually makes it so essential to have tech knowledge.

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Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Essentials Features

How Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Essentials Keeps Up with Other Modern Servers

When Microsoft labels a server “Essentials,” it makes a few significant things clear. The first is that these are all the tools that are essential to a small business if it wants to keep up with the ever-expanding server-based business solutions out there. The second is that the more complex features that make many servers so unwieldy to small businesses have either been removed or scaled back. Finally, it makes it clear that every feature that is included is of optimal use while being supremely usable.

Some of the most significant Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Essentials features include:   

Provides access to all the users and devices you need: The Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Essentials server makes it possible for up to 25 users using up to 50 devices to access all the benefits of the server. While this might seem somewhat restrictive, it is, in fact, for the benefit of the small business running the server. First, very few small businesses require more access than that to their server. Second, the more users and devices connecting a server, the more complex the server administration. By reducing the number of users, complexity is also reduced.   

Small business focused server: This server has been designed with small business needs in mind. It covers all the tools and capabilities that small businesses are likely to come across. This small business focus allows Microsoft to know which tools to include and which to exclude.   

Designed so anyone can work with it: This is perhaps the most critical element of the server for small businesses. A significant server upgrade often comes with a required tech department upgrade. For those businesses without a tech department at all, Essentials makes it possible to get significant server capabilities while limiting administration to elements anyone can handle. By making it possible to run all major server operations through wizards and other guides, bringing all tools together, and removing the need to work with code, the server can almost run itself, and tasks can be handled quickly, no matter how computer shy you are.   

Virtualization and a new connection to Azure Site Recovery: Just because you’re working with the Essentials server doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice all virtualization solutions. With virtual machines, your business can run different operating systems and programs that might not work on the server OS. You can also develop your own app solutions. Now, you can also back up your virtual machines on the Azure cloud.  

An intimate connection to Office 365: If you’re working with Windows Server 2016, your business is probably also working with Office 365. With this server, those don’t have to be mutually exclusive items. Office 365 is more integrated into the operating system than ever before. You can now maintain Essentials through Office 365. The Office 365 Dashboard allows you to make changes to users, licenses, passwords, and more, all while syncing directly to Office 365.

The Best Combination of Capability and Complete Manageability

What all the above means is that Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Essentials provides small businesses with the capabilities they need to remain competitive, integrating their business’ employees, ideas, and goals like never before, all while making it easier to set up and manage the server than ever before.


  • Windows Server 2016 Essentials is a 64-bit server operating system.
  • Processor - 1.4GHz and higher
  • Memory - 512MB and above
  • Available Hard Drive Space - at least 32GB

The above requirements can vary significantly, depending on the configuration decisions made during the installation process. Different applications and features have different requirements. It is always best to have considerably more capabilities for the device above those listed in the specifications.


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