Windows Server 2016 GA in Azure, what are the new skus?

The Publisher is still MicrosoftWindowsServer and the Offer is WindowsServer, but what are the new Skus and Images?

  • 2016-DataCenter
  • 2016-DataCenter-with-Containers
  • 2016-Nano-Server

The first and at the moment only version or build of 2016-DataCenter is 2016.0.20161010.

  • 2016-DataCenter build 2016.0.20161010
  • 2016-DataCenter-with-Containers build 2016.0.20161012
  • 2016-Nano-Server build 2016.0.20161012

So it seems Nano-Server and DataCenter-with-Containers are the newest Versions, but here is the PS script to browse around Publishers, Offers, SKUs and Versions.

#DataCenter Location
$loc = "North Europe"
#Find all the available publishers
Get-AzureRmVMImagePublisher -Location $loc | Select PublisherName
#Pick a publisher
Get-AzureRmVMImageOffer -Location $loc -Publisher $pubName | Select Offer
#Pick a specific offer
#View the different SKUs
Get-AzureRmVMImageSku -Location $loc -Publisher $pubName -Offer $offerName | Select Skus
#Pick a specific SKU
$skuName = "2016-DataCenter"
#View the versions of a SKU
Get-AzureRmVMImage -Location $loc -PublisherName $pubName -Offer $offerName -Skus $skuName
#Pick a specific image version
$version = "2016.0.20161010"

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