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Windows Server 2016 – Preview test build 16237 release JULY-2017

Microsoft has released preview test build 16237 for beta testing of new features that will be available later in the future.

Microsoft is making available its first Insider preview of the  On July 13, 2017, Microsoft delivered its first Insider preview test build to Windows Server 2016 users.  Build 16237 offers an early preview of the feature release to Windows Server 2016, which will be known as 1709, that’s expected to begin rolling out this September.

In today’s first Server test build are new base container images for Nano Server and Server Core, according to Microsoft’s July 13 post announcing the new test build, which is available to those in the Windows Insiders for Business program or Windows Insider Program. The Nano Server image includes a preview image of Nano Server with .NET Core 2.0 and a preview image based on PowerShell 6.0.

Today’s Insider preview includes support for SMB volume mounting and some changes around Cloud Guest. Windows Server Insider build 16237 also includes support for shielded Linux VMs; data deplucation for ReFS; and support for cluster sets. Persistent memory can now be exposed to Hyper-V virtual machines in this build, and improvements to container networking for improved Kubernetes support is included.

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