Windows Server 2016 Containers Preview Announced

Containers are the next generation technology to deploy software applications. Earlier this year, Microsoft partnered with Docker to use Docker based technology in its Windows Server to support container based deployments.

Today, Microsoft released the first preview of Windows Server Containers as part of its Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 release.

In a blog post, ScottGu wrote:

Today we are excited to release the first preview of Windows Server Containers as part of our Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 release. We’re also announcing great updates from our close collaboration with Docker, including enabling support for the Windows platform in the Docker Engine and a preview of the Docker Engine for Windows. Our Visual Studio Tools for Docker, which we previewed earlier this year, have also been updated to support Windows Server Containers, providing you a seamless end-to-end experience straight from Visual Studio to develop and deploy code to both Windows Server and Linux containers. Last but not least, we’ve made it easy to get started with Windows Server Containers in Azure via a dedicated virtual machine image.

Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2015 also support a template to create Docket VP package to be packaged and deployed on Windows Server 2016.

 

To learn more about Windows containers, check out this article Get started with Windows containers.