Microsoft Windows Server Remote Desktop Services 2016 - Device CAL
- Installation Method: Digital Download
- Estimated Delivery Time: 30 Minutes
- Devices Supported: 1 Local Device
- License Type: Perpetual
- License Term: Indefinite
- Licensed Use: Licensed for Home and Commercial Use
- Brand: Microsoft
- Manufacturer Part Number: 6VC-03222
- GTIN: 889842142839
- CALs Included: 1 RDS Device CAL
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop
Windows Server 2016 is a cloud-compatible operating system that supports current workloads while bringing forth new technologies that make the transition to cloud computing a lot simpler.
New layers of security
The system adds many new layers of security to Windows Server 2016 and applies Azure-inspired innovation to the applications and infrastructure to transform the way you do business.
For physical server environments
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 is designed for physical or minimally virtualized server environments.
Windows Server 2016 licensing model
This product is a license for a Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop User CAL for Microsoft Windows Server 2016 (sold separately) that allows a device to connect to your server remotely.
Each user and device accessing a licensed Windows Server Standard, Datacenter or Multipoint edition require a Windows Server CAL, or a Windows Server and a RDS CAL.
The Windows Server 2016 licensing model includes both Cores + Client Access Licenses (CALs).
Access to server
A Windows Server CAL allows access to any edition of Windows Server of the same or earlier version.
Access to multiple licenses
Each Window Server CAL provides access to multiple licenses of Windows Server.
After the General Availability of Windows Server 2016, the business model for Standard and Datacenter editions will transition from processor-based to corebased licensing.
|Editions||Licensing model||CAL requirements*|
|Windows Server 2016 Datacenter||Core-based||Windows Server CAL|
|Windows Server 2016 Standard||Core-based||Windows Server CAL|
|Windows Server 2016 Essentials||Processor-based||No CAL required|
|Windows Server 2016 MultiPoint Premium Server||Processor-based||Windows Server CAL+ Remote Desktop Services CAL|
|Windows Storage Server 2016||Processor-based||No CAL required|
|Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016||NA||NA|
* Some additional or advanced functionality such as Remote Desktop Services or Active Directory Rights Management Services will continue to require the purchase of an additive CAL.
Azure Hybrid Use Benefit
Rather than paying the full price for a new Windows Server virtual machine, you will pay only the base to compute rate.
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While not being used in our production environment, I've been trying it out at home - it's pretty neat. To be honest I haven't really had a lot of time with 2016. With so many organizations hanging on to older operating systems, I doubt that Microsoft Windows Server Remote Desktop Services 2016 - Device CAL will see much love in the first three to four years of its existence. There are just too many choices right now: Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, and soon 2016. And then 2016 R2. Maybe Windows Server 2020 will convince IT pros to adopt sooner rather than later, but I suspect not.
I have been intrigued by the Storage Spaces Direct and Storage Replica components of Microsoft Windows Server Remote Desktop Services 2016 - Device CAL since TP5. I am currently testing different scenarios in my lab and find both technologies very interesting. Microsoft improved nearly every aspect of Windows Server with the release of Windows Server 2016 while adding fantastic new features like Nano Server, Server/Hyper-V Containers, rolling upgrades for clusters, hot adding of memory and network adapters for virtual machines, nested virtualization, PowerShell Direct, Linux Secure Boot, VM Shield/Host Guardian, Storage Spaces Direct, and support for Docker.
I have been playing around with Microsoft Windows Server Remote Desktop Services 2016 - Device CAL for a few months now. I enjoy some of the new improvements to storage and networking. The added flexibility with the improvement to software defined components really let you maximize you hardware and logically separate your resources. I have not played around with the isolated VM feature and look forward to diving into it deeper. Some bugs can be fixed but they are working on it. I plan to upgrade my MCSA to 2016 this year once I decide on an exam path.