Microsoft developers hungry for their first taste of Windows-native container technology can finally sate themselves. The first public preview of Windows Server Containers, Microsoft’s implementation of container technology as found in Linux and other OSes, is included with the third Technical Preview of Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016.
For Docker lovers, Windows Server Containers can be managed from the Docker CLI, using the same commands currently used to create and run Docker containers on Linux. Or Windows Server Containers can be managed using PowerShell. As important as the bits themselves is Microsoft’s general container strategy, which allows the company to remain accessible to open source and to grow its cloud business.