The Hardware Developer Portal is now open for Windows Server 2016 submissions to allow vendors to have their products listed in the Windows Server Catalog as Compatible with Windows Server 2016 Technical and Production Previews. Compatibility is exclusive to Windows Server 2016 Technical and Production Preview versions. To be listed as Compatible, products must be tested by using the supported versions of the HLK and must pass all necessary tests. Compatible products can be used by customers running Windows Server 2016 Production Preview versions prior to the RTM release of Windows Server 2016.
Vendors will also need to certify their products for the RTM release of Windows Server 2016 once the certification program opens. Compatible products listed in the Windows Server Catalog will remain visible to the public until 90 days after the release of Windows Server 2016, after which Technical and Production Preview support will end, and Compatible listings will be removed. Microsoft will provide more information on the Windows Server 2016 Certification Program as it becomes available.