Windows Server 2016

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Take Windows Server to a new level

Become a Windows Server solutions capabilities expert and your business can earn the following Microsoft Partner Network competency:

What you need to know

Support for Windows Server 2003 has ended. Now is the time to create direct offers, and create revenue, by moving customers onto Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, or into the hybrid cloud with Microsoft Azure, as well as Microsoft Cloud Services such as Office 365 to create direct offers and revenue.

Windows Server 2012 R2 brings Microsoft’s experience to delivering global-scale cloud services into your infrastructure across the globe. Windows Server delivers new features and enhancements in virtualization, management, storage, networking, virtual desktop infrastructure, access and information protection, web and application platform, and more. Transform your IT operations to reduce costs and deliver a new level of business value with Windows Server.

If you have a gold or silver competency, sign in to the Microsoft Server and Cloud Partner Resources site to gain access to Server and Cloud partner resources and information to help you win against the competition (Microsoft account sign in required).

Cloud is our core

By partnering with Microsoft, you can make money selling industry-leading cloud solutions, and your success will not only grow your business but unlock additional support, benefits, and incentives. Partners now have a path to qualify for three new competencies for Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure through proven cloud performance.


The Windows Server 2012 licensing resource kit includes a comprehensive set of licensing resources, requested by large account resellers (LARs), to assist in your customer conversations about how to buy Windows Server 2012. Accelerate your business by using the LAR licensing resource kit and help your customers find the best Windows Server licensing options to suit their individual needs.

Explaining Windows Server 2012 licensing
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