It does not support console login, either locally or via Remote Desktop Connection.
A public beta version of Windows Server 2016 (then still called v Next) branded as "Windows Server Technical Preview" was released on October 1, 2014; the technical preview builds are aimed toward enterprise users.
The first Technical Preview was first set to expire on April 15, 2015 but The second beta version, "Technical Preview 2", was released on May 4, 2015.
However, in Technical Preview 5, Microsoft has re-added the ability to administer Nano Server locally through Power Shell.
According to Microsoft engineer Jeffrey Snover, Nano Server has 93% lower VHD size, 92% fewer critical security advisories, and 80% fewer reboots than Windows Server.
The new licensing structure that has been adopted by Windows Server 2016 has also moved away from the Windows Server 2012/2012R2 CPU socket licensing model in that now the amount of cores covered under one license is limited.
Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter core licensing now covers a minimum of 8 core licenses for each physical processor and a minimum of 16 core licenses for each server.
It was reported that Microsoft was working with Qualcomm Centriq and Cavium Thunder X2 chips.
According to James Vincent of The Verge, this decision endangers Intel's dominance of the server CPU market.
The release has dropped the Windows Server 2016 name and is just called Windows Server by Microsoft.
It is offered to the Microsoft Software Assurance customers who have an active Windows Server 2016 license and has the same system requirements.
Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2 was made available on May 4, 2015. (A similar jump in the most significant part of the version number from 6 to 10 is seen in Windows 10.) Highlights of this version include: The fourth technical preview of the operating system was made available on November 19, 2015, one year and one month after the initial technical preview. Its highlights include: Windows Server 2016 was released to manufacturing on September 26, 2016, bearing the version number of 10.0.14393 (same as Windows 10 Anniversary Update).