windows server 2016

can you tell me any difference between windows server 2012 and windows server 2016

any other functionalities I should be aware of
pramod1Asked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Server 2016 is more tightly integrated with Azure and Windows 10 and that may be of value to you.

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/ausoemteam/2016/12/08/azure-ad-connect-now-supported-on-windows-server-2016/
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Also (just being observant), Microsoft is using Windows Defender (including EMET) as its underlying security for Server 2016 and Windows 10. This is the best platform for that.  

Server 2012 and Windows 7 can participate, but the growth and enhancement will be in Windows 10, Server 2016.
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serialbandCommented:
Server 2016 has more onerous licensing and charging you more for the same hardware, unless you have software assurance to grandfather you in to your previous hardware model.  Microsoft is grabbing income stream that they lost due to hardware manufacturers optimizing to dual CPU multicore core systems with more cores.  Previously, 2 CPUs with 2 cores each cost the same as 2 CPUs with 10 cores each.  Now, you'll be paying per core.

Although Microsoft has delayed it's retirement, EMET is eventually going away after July 31, 2018.  It turns out to be more problematic than helpful.  Hopefully, you're not depending on that going forward.

The main advantage of Server 2016 is better group policy integration with Windows 10 without the need to add separate adm files to extend group policy.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
EMET has been built into Windows Defender. As a separate product it is being retired.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@pramod1  - Thank you and if you are getting a server, Server 2016 should work fine for you.
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