Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Server teams are collaborating closely to ensure that the combination of these products is greater than the sum of their parts. IT decision makers can take advantage of a better enterprise data platform enabled by several key Windows Server 2016 features working in concert with SQL Server 2016 features. Both products offer best-in-class performance, scalability, availability, and security. With Windows Server and SQL Server, Microsoft is pushing the limits of hardware capabilities and bringing the latest enterprise technologies to market. Both products are offering improvements to availability and disaster recovery features, providing an unprecedented level of interoperability in a variety of environments. Concepts such as Just Enough Administration (JEA) and new technologies in access control and encryption ensure that data is protected from threats and risks—both external and internal. Simply put, Windows Server 2016 and SQL Server 2016, both world-class products on their own, are better together.