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We are very excited to announce an upcoming opportunity to 'Ask Microsoft Anything' (AMA) about Windows Server storage! The AMA will take place on Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Pacific Time in the Windows Server AMA space.

 

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From what I understand, SMBLoris is very dangerous when running from inside an organization and at the same time easy to exploit. Why did you choose not to release a patch?

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Hi. SMBLoris has no known attack vehicles, just a demo proof of concept. MSRC rated it as Moderate/DoS because it is blocked at the network edge by normal port 445 firewa

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Thank you. By the way, I had to edit my profile. I'm Torsten, not Alexei. Never entered this name...
Thanks for the question! The owner of SMB isn't in the room right now, but we've reached out to get your question answered.

Which of the Windows 10 security features are in Windows Server 2016's security? 

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Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 share security features both ways. For example, Windows Server 2016 implements credential and device guard just like Windows 10--it als... Read More

Hi,

any plans for "Hello" in AD (without AAD)?

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I mean without an AAD account or AD-AAD federation.
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Yes, we've added support for Hello for Business in disconnected AD scenarios. Let me try to find the relevant documentation for you and get back to this thread.

We are very excited to announce an upcoming opportunity to 'Ask Microsoft Anything' (AMA) about Windows Server storage! The AMA will take place on Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Pacific Time in the Windows Server AMA space.

 

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Hi,

what about a native "dual-factor- authentication" in AD?

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Windows Server AD supports smartcards for interactive-logon 2FA.

(EDIT: I've attached a summary of our Windows Server Security AMA!)

 

Thank you for joining us and voicing your questions and feedback during this fun hour.  

 

We will put together a summary document of what was covered during and share it in this group.

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Just 15 minutes to go! Get your questions in!

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Are any Windows Server 2016 security features dependent on using the Datacenter edition? Alternatively, are there any specific licensing requirements to use security features?

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The short answer is, yes, there are certain features that require Datacenter edition to deploy in production with the appropriate scale and HA, shielded VMs being one suc... Read More
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Is there any way to join the new Windows Server insider ring without having an Azure AD or Office 365 business account? Are there any plans to let individial IT Pros sign up with a regular MS account?

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Hi Trent,

Yes! You can actually sign up to the Windows Insiders program using your Microsoft Account: https://insider.windows.com/. You can have access to the Windows Ser

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Welcome to the Windows Server Security Ask Microsoft Anything! This live hour gives you the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback directly to the Windows Server team.

  

Please post your question in a new thread. You can view the AMA Guideline

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Hi everyone! Ryan here from the Windows Server security team. I'm looking forward to answering your questions!

Hello everyone. My name is Nir Ben-Zvi and I am on the Windows Server security team. Looking forward to your questions

Good morning everyone! I'm Vinicius and I work on the Windows Server marketing team! Looking foward to answer your questions!

Vinicius.

Good morning, everyone! This is Dylan with the community team. I'm excited to hear all your questions.

Looking for some resources on the security technologies included with Windows Server 2016? Check out the solution brief, videos, and whitepaper on the server security landing page.

 

We have also published guidance on how to incrementally secure privilege

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What is a Shielded Virtual Machine, and what does it take to run it? 

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Shielded VMs help protect themselves from malicious Hyper-V admins and even malware that might be running on the Hyper-V host. Their disks are encrypted as you'd expect a

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We are very excited to announce an upcoming opportunity to 'Ask Microsoft Anything' (AMA) about Windows Server security! The AMA will take place on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Pacific Time in the Windows Server AMA space.

 

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(UPDATED: I've enclosed the summary of the Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel release cycle AMA as an attachment here!)

 

Thank you for joining us and voicing your questions and feedback during this fun hour.  

 

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I thought I'd share a few more links to resources that everyone might find useful.

Here's a link to the more detailed write-up on what this new 'Semi-annual Channel' set of releases is all about: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/get-started/semi-annual-channel-overview

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Hi Everyone, my name is James van den Berg and I work in Amsterdam Netherlands for Education. I have a question about : Is there a public roadmap on Windows Server 2016 and Containers ? and how about Docker containers in relation with the Microsoft Roadma

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Would be great if there is a roadmap on Windows Server 2016 and Containers with a monthly timeline Like Microsoft Azure has https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/roadmap/ Read More
Great question James. Windows Server 2016 shipped with support for Docker so that you can use Docker to create and run Windows containers. We continue to develop Windows ... Read More

Just 15 minutes left in the AMA! Get your questions in!

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How long is each release of Windows Server supported?

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Hi Eric - Each of the Semi-annual Channel releases will be supported in market for 18 months. So at any point in time, there will be 3 releases in market (since we will p... Read More

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When will be the next update in the Windows Server release cycle? 

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This fall (targeting September) we'll be making available the first release for this new 'Semi-annual Channel' cadence of shipping product enhancements. You can check out

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Welcome to the Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel release cycle Ask Microsoft Anything! This live hour gives you the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback directly to the Windows Server team regarding their Semi-Annual Channel release cycle.

 

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Hello all, Daniel Martins from the IT Pro Audience team, looking forward to the great questions on Windows Server!
Hi, my name is Nir and I work as a program manager on Windows Server Security

Hey, Vinicius Apolinario here. I work on the Windows Server marketing team and happy to answer your questions! :)

If an organization has Software Assurance on Windows Server 2016, but doesn't have it on System Center Configuration Manager, can they use the semiannual channel?

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They would have the rights to the Windows Server Semi-annual Channel releases, but not the System Center ones. So, to the extent they need any new functionality only in S... Read More
Hello!
Thank you for doing this AmA.
I am using the lightweight version of server core for hyper-v: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016. Will it be possible for me to use Windows Update to get the latest builds of Windows on this edition?
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Hi Lucas, Hyper-V Server is not part of the Semi-annual channel release cycle so you would not be able to get the new features. Only Server Core (as the installation opti... Read More

Why did Microsoft settle on a March-September release cycle for Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 and Office 365 Pro Plus? Do customers tell Microsoft that they like the faster pace or do they say it's too disruptive?

 

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Hi Kurt - We've found that there are customers on both ends of the spectrum (in terms of wanting to onboard new innovation very quickly vs. wanting to take more time). In... Read More

In response to the blog post about the release cycle posted in the tech community, one community member asked:

 

Is there really an advantage to setting Nano up on physical hardware over Core?

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Moving forward, Nano server will be targeted to run as a container image so that we can focus Nano as the optimized and performant choice for containers. For physical har... Read More

We are very excited to announce an upcoming opportunity to 'Ask Microsoft Anything' (AMA) about Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel release cycle! The AMA will take place on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Pacific Time in the Windows Serv

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Hi, my name is Nir and I work as a program manager on Windows Server Security