Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 Now Available For Download

More good news, Technical Preview 3 is now available for Windows Server 2016. You can grab it from the TechNet Evaluation Center

Here are some of the details...

At the heart of the Microsoft Cloud Platform, Windows Server brings Microsoft’s experience delivering global-scale cloud services into your infrastructure. Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 provides a wide range of new and enhanced features and capabilities spanning server virtualization, storage, software-defined networking, server management and automation, web and application platform, access and information protection, virtual desktop infrastructure, and more.

In this evaluation you will see two options, one the Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 ISO and the other the Windows Server 2016 with Windows Server Containers image. When evaluating the new Windows Server Containers, we recommend you also view the additional documentation available on the MSDN Containers site.

As a reminder, these are early pre-release builds. Many of the features and scenarios are still in development. As such, these builds are not intended for production environments, labs, nor full evaluations. This is pre-released software; features and functionality may differ in the final release. 

Need more information about the next version of Windows Server? See what’s new in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3.




Editions (Aug 2015)

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 | 64-bit ISO 

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 Core with Windows Server Containers 

Preinstall Information

1. Review Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 release notes and system requirements

2. Register, then download and install the preview. Technical Preview 3 expires July 15, 2016.

3. Receive email with resources to guide you through your preview


Installation Guidelines

When moving from a previous version of Windows Server to Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3, you will need to uninstall the previous version for a clean installation of Technical Preview 3. 

Upon installation, you will be prompted to activate. A product key is not required for the ISO installation.


PLEASE READ PRIOR TO INSTALLING THE CONTAINER OS IMAGE: The license terms of the Microsoft Windows Server Pre-Release software (“License Terms”) apply to your use of the Microsoft Windows Container OS Image supplement (the “supplemental software"). By downloading and using the supplemental software, you agree to the License Terms, and you may not use it if you have not accepted the License Terms. Both the Windows Server Pre-Release software and the supplemental software are licensed by Microsoft Corporation.