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Five reasons to run SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016

The Microsoft SQL Server team is publishing a five-part series on why to run SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016.  Can you guess reason #1?  

Yes, it's security.  We're going to see a much bigger push on the MS front addressing its commitment to a holistic security approach across the whole Microsoft stack, building and integrating security throughout its platforms, and product and service offerings.  Read on to see how SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 increase your security posture, using features such as Device Guard, Credential Guard, Control Flow Guard and Windows Defender on Windows Server 2016 and Always Encrypted protection, Row-Level Security and Dynamic Data Masking in SQL Server 2016.

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/hybridcloud/2017/03/23/five-reasons-to-run-sql-server-2016-on-windows-server-2016-1-security/

The second part of the series focuses on the performance increases and cost savings that can be had with SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016.


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