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Windows Server Next coming in 2016

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Microsoft officials confirmed the delay, also revealing that "a series of high-quality preview releases" will come out during 2015.

Microsoft Windows client and server releases arrived simultaneously for quite a while, but things will be different with Windows 10 and Windows Server Next, its complementary edition. According to an official blog post by Microsoft, Windows 10 and Windows Server Next will not launch together.

"In order to build out these investments and take the time needed, we believe that allowing for adequate customer and partner feedback and participation is critical. Accordingly, we have decided to deliver a series of high-quality preview releases through this calendar year along with investments to accelerate at-scale customer deployments," revealed Microsoft officials in a statement.

The only Windows Server Next public preview build launched so far arrived the same day as the first Windows 10 preview, on October 1. This early build packs updated Hyper-V, directory services, Web application proxy and more.

ZDNet notes that Microsoft does not plan to delay its System Center management suite, as the next version of System Center Configuration Manager is set to come out alongside Windows 10. If no delays occur, Microsoft Windows 10 should launch this fall.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-01-31 (Update: 2015-01-31)
Codrut Nistor
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