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- Served as IT Application Administrator at Deloitte, performing database server installations, system monitoring, and maintenance of enterprise applications in both on-premise and cloud environments. - As IT Support Analyst at Magellan Aerospace, managed the IT HelpDesk Team, administered the network and the CRM system, and executed hardware and software updates in a Windows Server environment. - Functioned as a Specialist in FTTH Networks at Orange, overseeing FTTH, WLAN, LAN device installations, and managing a team dedicated to fiber optic signal measurements. - Engaged as Database Support Specialist at TNEU, handling data entry, IT environment supervision, and configuration of network devices and workstations. - Fluent Polish - Upper-Intermediate English - Ready for relocation

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- A software engineer with 10+ years of experience in the IT industry who builds background services and APIs that are reliable and robust. - Skilled in C#, .NET Core, Apache Kafka, PostgreSQL, Docker, and Kubernetes, and know how the Windows operating system works internally. - Has worked with high-load microservices for the last 3 years and has experience building backend orchestrators. - Has experience working in both startup and corporate environments. - Has expertise in designing features, working closely with solution architects, and leading teams to improve the maintainability, scalability, and reliability of projects. - Upper-Intermediate English.

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TOP 14 Tech facts and history of creation and versions about Windows Server Development

  • Windows Server Development started in 1993 as a successor to Windows NT, designed for use as a server operating system.
  • It was created by a team of developers led by David Cutler, a renowned computer scientist who also played a key role in the development of Windows NT.
  • Windows Server 2003 was a significant release, introducing many new features like the Active Directory, which revolutionized the management of network resources.
  • Windows Server 2008 brought enhanced security features, including BitLocker Drive Encryption and the Server Core installation option.
  • Windows Server 2012 introduced a new concept called “Server Manager,” allowing administrators to manage multiple servers from a single interface.
  • Windows Server 2016 introduced the Nano Server deployment option, a lightweight and modular installation designed for cloud-native applications.
  • Windows Server 2019 brought improvements to security, including Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, enhancing protection against advanced threats.
  • Hyper-V, Microsoft’s virtualization technology, was introduced in Windows Server 2008, allowing multiple virtual machines to run on a single physical server.
  • The PowerShell scripting language was first introduced in Windows Server 2003, providing administrators with a powerful tool for automating tasks and managing the server environment.
  • Windows Server 2016 introduced the Azure Stack HCI, enabling organizations to deploy hyper-converged infrastructure using familiar Windows Server technologies.
  • Windows Server 2019 introduced support for Kubernetes, an open-source container orchestration platform, allowing developers to efficiently manage containerized applications.
  • Windows Server has evolved to support various server roles, such as file server, web server, domain controller, and application server, providing flexibility for different business needs.
  • Windows Server has undergone several version updates, including Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2019, each bringing new features and improvements.
  • Windows Server is widely used in enterprise environments, powering critical infrastructure and providing services for businesses of all sizes.
  • Windows Server continues to evolve, with Microsoft regularly releasing updates and new versions to meet the changing demands of the IT industry.

TOP 14 Facts about Windows Server

  • Windows Server is a server operating system developed by Microsoft that is designed to provide enterprise-level management, scalability, and security for businesses of all sizes.
  • Windows Server supports a wide range of server roles and features, including file and storage services, Active Directory Domain Services, Hyper-V virtualization, web services, and more.
  • Windows Server comes in different editions, such as Standard, Datacenter, and Essentials, each with its own set of features and licensing options.
  • Windows Server provides powerful management tools, such as Windows Admin Center, which allows administrators to manage servers remotely through a web-based interface.
  • Windows Server supports PowerShell, a command-line shell and scripting language that enables automation and configuration management of Windows Server environments.
  • Windows Server includes built-in security features, such as Windows Defender, Windows Firewall, and BitLocker, to help protect against malware, unauthorized access, and data breaches.
  • Windows Server supports high availability and failover clustering, allowing organizations to ensure continuous availability of critical services and applications.
  • Windows Server offers extensive virtualization capabilities through Hyper-V, allowing businesses to consolidate their servers and optimize resource utilization.
  • Windows Server provides support for containers, allowing developers to build and deploy applications using popular container technologies, such as Docker.
  • Windows Server offers built-in support for Microsoft’s cloud platform, Azure, allowing organizations to seamlessly integrate their on-premises infrastructure with the cloud.
  • Windows Server is widely used in enterprise environments around the world, with a market share of over 70% in the server operating system market, according to recent data from IDC.
  • Windows Server has a strong ecosystem of third-party software vendors and solution providers, offering a wide range of applications and services tailored for Windows Server environments.
  • Windows Server provides regular updates and security patches to ensure that organizations stay protected against the latest threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Windows Server has a long history, with the first version, Windows NT, released in 1993. Since then, Microsoft has continuously improved and evolved the operating system to meet the changing needs of businesses.

Hard skills of a Windows Server Developer

As a Windows Server Developer, your hard skills are crucial to ensure efficient and effective management of Windows Server environments.


  • Windows Server Administration: Proficient in managing and configuring Windows Server operating systems to ensure optimal performance and security.
  • Active Directory: Knowledge of setting up and managing Active Directory services, including user and group management, domain controller configuration, and Group Policy implementation.
  • Networking: Understanding of TCP/IP protocols, DNS, DHCP, and other network services to troubleshoot and maintain network connectivity within Windows Server environments.
  • PowerShell Scripting: Ability to write and execute PowerShell scripts for automating administrative tasks, managing server configurations, and performing system monitoring.
  • Virtualization: Familiarity with virtualization technologies like Hyper-V or VMware to create and manage virtual machines, ensuring efficient utilization of server resources.


  • Windows Server Security: In-depth knowledge of security principles and best practices for securing Windows Server environments, including configuring firewalls, implementing access controls, and conducting regular security audits.
  • High Availability and Failover Clustering: Experience in setting up and managing failover clusters to ensure high availability and reliability of critical server applications and services.
  • Storage Management: Proficiency in configuring and managing storage solutions such as RAID arrays, SAN, and NAS to ensure data availability and optimize performance.
  • Server Monitoring and Performance Tuning: Ability to monitor server performance metrics, analyze performance bottlenecks, and implement optimizations to enhance system performance and scalability.
  • Backup and Recovery: Expertise in designing and implementing backup strategies, including regular data backups, disaster recovery planning, and testing backup integrity.
  • Windows Server Roles and Features: Understanding of various Windows Server roles and features, such as DNS, DHCP, IIS, Remote Desktop Services, and File and Print Services.
  • Cloud Integration: Knowledge of integrating Windows Server environments with cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure or AWS, including hybrid cloud configurations and cloud-based services.


  • Advanced PowerShell Scripting: Proficiency in writing complex PowerShell scripts for automating advanced administrative tasks, managing server clusters, and integrating with other systems.
  • Server Hardening: Expertise in hardening Windows Server environments by implementing advanced security configurations, applying security baselines, and conducting regular vulnerability assessments.
  • Disaster Recovery Planning: Experience in designing and implementing comprehensive disaster recovery strategies, including off-site replication, backup testing, and failover procedures.
  • Performance Optimization: Advanced skills in optimizing server performance through advanced techniques such as memory management, CPU scheduling, and disk I/O tuning.
  • Network Load Balancing: Knowledge of implementing and managing network load balancers to distribute traffic across multiple servers, ensuring high availability and scalability.
  • Windows Server Core: Proficiency in deploying and managing Windows Server Core installations, providing a lightweight and secure server environment.
  • Automation and Orchestration: Experience with automation tools like Ansible or Chef to streamline server provisioning, configuration management, and application deployment processes.
  • Server Consolidation and Virtualization: Expertise in consolidating physical servers into virtual environments, optimizing resource utilization, and reducing hardware costs.

Expert/Team Lead

  • Advanced Active Directory Services: In-depth knowledge of advanced Active Directory concepts, including multi-forest environments, federated services, and identity management.
  • Enterprise-level Deployment: Experience in deploying and managing Windows Server environments at an enterprise scale, including multiple domains, sites, and global infrastructure.
  • Security Compliance and Auditing: Expertise in ensuring Windows Server environments comply with industry standards and regulations, conducting regular security audits, and implementing security controls.
  • Containerization: Knowledge of containerization technologies like Docker or Kubernetes to deploy and manage containerized applications within Windows Server environments.
  • Cloud Migration and Integration: Experience in migrating on-premises Windows Server environments to cloud platforms, designing hybrid cloud architectures, and integrating cloud services.
  • Server Automation Frameworks: Proficiency in using server automation frameworks like Puppet or SCCM to automate server provisioning, configuration management, and software deployments.
  • Large-scale Data Management: Expertise in managing large-scale data storage, including distributed file systems, database clustering, and data replication techniques.
  • Performance Monitoring and Capacity Planning: Advanced skills in monitoring server performance, analyzing capacity trends, and planning for future resource requirements.
  • Enterprise Backup and Recovery Solutions: In-depth knowledge of enterprise-grade backup and recovery solutions, including tape libraries, off-site replication, and backup-to-cloud strategies.
  • Server Consolidation Strategies: Experience in developing server consolidation strategies, including virtualization, server clustering, and workload balancing techniques.
  • Team Leadership and Mentoring: Ability to lead a team of Windows Server Developers, guide project execution, mentor junior team members, and collaborate with cross-functional teams.

What are top Windows Server instruments and tools?

  • Active Directory: Active Directory is a directory service developed by Microsoft for Windows domain networks. It was first introduced with Windows 2000 Server and has since become a dominant tool for managing user accounts, groups, and network resources. It provides a centralized authentication and authorization mechanism, making it easier to manage and secure network resources.
  • Microsoft Exchange Server: Microsoft Exchange Server is a mail server and calendaring software developed by Microsoft. It was first released in 1996 and has since evolved to become a widely used tool for managing email communication, contacts, and calendars in organizations. Exchange Server supports features such as email filtering, remote access, and collaboration functionalities.
  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS): WSUS is a Microsoft tool that enables administrators to manage the distribution of updates released through Microsoft Update to computers in a corporate environment. It provides a centralized mechanism for deploying critical updates, security patches, and service packs across Windows-based systems, reducing the risk of vulnerabilities and improving system stability.
  • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM): SCCM is a comprehensive systems management tool that allows administrators to deploy, manage, and monitor software and hardware resources across a network. It provides features such as software distribution, patch management, inventory tracking, and remote control capabilities. SCCM helps streamline IT operations and ensures the consistency and compliance of systems within an organization.
  • Windows Performance Monitor: Windows Performance Monitor is a built-in tool in Windows Server that allows administrators to monitor and analyze system performance. It provides real-time and historical data on various performance metrics, including CPU usage, memory utilization, disk activity, and network performance. Performance Monitor helps identify performance bottlenecks, troubleshoot issues, and optimize system resources.
  • Hyper-V: Hyper-V is a hypervisor-based virtualization technology developed by Microsoft. It enables the creation and management of virtual machines on Windows Server. Hyper-V allows organizations to consolidate multiple physical servers into a single physical host, reducing hardware costs and enhancing resource utilization. It offers features such as live migration, high availability, and virtual machine snapshots.
  • Windows PowerShell: PowerShell is a powerful scripting language and automation framework developed by Microsoft. It provides administrators with a command-line interface to manage and automate various tasks on Windows Server. PowerShell supports a wide range of administrative tasks, including system configuration, user management, and network troubleshooting. It offers extensive scripting capabilities and integration with other Microsoft products.
  • Microsoft SQL Server: SQL Server is a relational database management system developed by Microsoft. It provides a robust and scalable platform for storing, managing, and retrieving data. SQL Server is widely used in enterprise environments for mission-critical applications and data-driven solutions. It offers features such as high availability, data encryption, and advanced analytics capabilities.
  • Windows Server Backup: Windows Server Backup is a built-in backup and recovery tool in Windows Server. It allows administrators to create and schedule backups of critical system files, data, and applications. Windows Server Backup supports full, incremental, and differential backups, enabling efficient data protection and disaster recovery. It provides a user-friendly interface and supports backup to local disks or network shares.
  • Remote Desktop Services (RDS): RDS, formerly known as Terminal Services, is a feature in Windows Server that enables remote access to desktops and applications from virtually any device. It allows users to connect to a remote server and access their desktop environment or run specific applications hosted on the server. RDS provides secure and efficient remote computing capabilities for organizations with distributed workforce or remote access requirements.

Cases when Windows Server does not work

  1. Hardware Compatibility Issues: Windows Server may not work properly if the hardware components are not compatible with the operating system. This can result in various issues such as driver conflicts, system instability, or performance degradation.
  2. Insufficient System Resources: If the server does not meet the minimum requirements for Windows Server, it may fail to function correctly. Insufficient RAM, processor power, or storage capacity can lead to sluggish performance, frequent crashes, or even inability to boot.
  3. Software Incompatibility: Certain software applications or drivers installed on the server may not be compatible with Windows Server. This can cause compatibility issues, system errors, or application failures.
  4. Network Configuration Problems: Windows Server heavily relies on network connectivity for various tasks such as domain control, file sharing, or remote administration. Incorrect network configuration, firewall settings, or network hardware issues can disrupt the server’s functionality.
  5. Improper Server Configuration: Misconfigurations during the initial setup or subsequent changes to server settings can lead to malfunctions or instability. Incorrectly configured roles, services, permissions, or security settings can cause various issues.
  6. Software Bugs or Updates: Like any complex software, Windows Server may contain bugs or software defects that can impact its stability or functionality. Additionally, updates or patches released by Microsoft may introduce new issues or conflicts with existing software.
  7. Security Breaches or Malware Attacks: If a Windows Server system is compromised by a security breach or infected with malware, it can severely impact its operation. Malicious activities can disrupt services, corrupt data, or render the server inoperable.
  8. Power Outages or Hardware Failures: Unexpected power outages or hardware failures can cause Windows Server to shut down abruptly or result in data corruption. These events can lead to system instability or even complete failure.
  9. Insufficient System Maintenance: Lack of regular system maintenance, such as disk cleanup, defragmentation, or updates, can gradually degrade the performance and stability of Windows Server. Neglecting critical maintenance tasks can result in system issues over time.

How and where is Windows Server used?

Case NameCase Description
1. VirtualizationWindows Server Development provides robust virtualization capabilities through Hyper-V, allowing businesses to create and manage virtual machines efficiently. This enables companies to consolidate their server infrastructure, reduce hardware costs, and improve resource utilization. With features like live migration and dynamic memory, administrators can easily move virtual machines between hosts and optimize resource allocation based on workload demands.
2. Web Application HostingWindows Server Development is an ideal platform for hosting web applications. It supports popular web technologies like ASP.NET and Internet Information Services (IIS), providing a secure and scalable environment for hosting websites. With features such as application pools, SSL encryption, and integrated authentication, businesses can ensure the reliable and efficient delivery of their web applications to users.
3. Active Directory Domain ServicesWindows Server Development includes Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), which serves as a centralized directory and identity management solution for organizations. AD DS enables businesses to manage user accounts, group policies, and security settings across a network. It simplifies user authentication, access control, and group management, enhancing security and streamlining administrative tasks.
4. File and Print ServicesWindows Server Development offers robust file and print services, allowing organizations to centralize file storage and printer management. It provides features like Distributed File System (DFS) for file replication and high availability, as well as Print Management for efficient printer deployment and monitoring. These services enhance data accessibility, collaboration, and printing efficiency within an organization.
5. Remote Desktop ServicesWindows Server Development enables businesses to deploy and manage Remote Desktop Services (RDS), which allows users to access their desktops or applications remotely. RDS provides a secure and scalable platform for remote access, enabling employees to work from anywhere while maintaining centralized control over applications and data. It enhances productivity, flexibility, and data security for organizations.
6. Data Storage and BackupWindows Server Development offers various storage options for organizations, including Storage Spaces and Storage Replica. Storage Spaces allows businesses to create resilient and scalable storage pools using commodity hardware, while Storage Replica enables synchronous or asynchronous replication of data between servers for disaster recovery purposes. These features ensure reliable data storage and backup, reducing the risk of data loss.
7. Internet of Things (IoT) InfrastructureWindows Server Development provides a robust infrastructure for managing and processing data from IoT devices. With support for technologies like Windows IoT Core and Azure IoT Edge, organizations can leverage Windows Server Development to build scalable and secure IoT solutions. It enables real-time data processing, device management, and integration with cloud services, empowering businesses to harness the potential of IoT in various industries.
8. High-Performance Computing (HPC)Windows Server Development offers features and capabilities for high-performance computing workloads. With technologies like Message Passing Interface (MPI) and Job Scheduler, organizations can leverage Windows Server Development to build powerful computing clusters for scientific research, simulations, and complex data analysis. It provides the scalability and performance required for demanding computational tasks.
9. Hybrid Cloud IntegrationWindows Server Development enables seamless integration with Microsoft Azure, facilitating hybrid cloud scenarios. Organizations can use Windows Server Development to extend their on-premises infrastructure to the cloud, allowing for workload migration, backup and recovery, and hybrid identity management. This integration enhances flexibility, scalability, and cost-efficiency by leveraging the benefits of both on-premises and cloud environments.

Let’s consider Difference between Junior, Middle, Senior, Expert/Team Lead developer roles.

Seniority NameYears of experienceResponsibilities and activitiesAverage salary (USD/year)
Junior Developer0-2 yearsAssisting senior developers in coding, testing, and debugging tasks. Learning programming concepts and best practices. Collaborating with the team to complete assigned tasks. Participating in code reviews and learning from feedback.45,000-65,000
Middle Developer2-5 yearsDeveloping and maintaining software applications. Writing clean and efficient code. Collaborating with cross-functional teams to gather requirements and implement solutions. Mentoring junior developers. Participating in code reviews and ensuring code quality.65,000-85,000
Senior Developer5+ yearsLeading the development of complex software solutions. Designing and architecting systems. Mentoring and providing technical guidance to junior and middle developers. Collaborating with stakeholders to define project requirements. Ensuring high code quality and performance.85,000-120,000
Expert/Team Lead Developer7+ yearsLeading a team of developers and managing project deliverables. Making high-level architectural decisions. Providing technical leadership and guidance. Collaborating with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to align business goals with technology solutions. Conducting code reviews and ensuring adherence to coding standards. Mentoring and coaching team members.120,000-150,000

Soft skills of a Windows Server Developer

Soft skills play a crucial role in the success of a Windows Server Developer. These skills not only enhance their technical abilities but also enable them to effectively collaborate and communicate with their team members and clients. Here are the soft skills required at different levels of expertise:


  • Effective Communication: Ability to clearly convey ideas and information to team members and clients.
  • Problem Solving: Aptitude to analyze issues and find efficient solutions.
  • Time Management: Skill to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Adaptability: Capacity to quickly adjust to new technologies and work environments.
  • Attention to Detail: Ability to pay close attention to small aspects of server development.


  • Leadership: Capability to guide and mentor junior team members.
  • Teamwork: Aptitude to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Critical Thinking: Skill to evaluate different options and make informed decisions.
  • Conflict Resolution: Ability to resolve conflicts and maintain a positive work environment.
  • Client Relationship Management: Skill to build and maintain strong relationships with clients.
  • Presentation Skills: Ability to deliver impactful presentations and communicate complex ideas.
  • Project Management: Skill to manage multiple projects and ensure their successful completion.


  • Strategic Thinking: Ability to align server development with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Business Acumen: Understanding of business processes and industry trends.
  • Mentoring: Capability to mentor and guide junior and middle-level developers.
  • Decision Making: Skill to make critical decisions that impact server development projects.
  • Negotiation Skills: Ability to negotiate effectively with clients and stakeholders.
  • Change Management: Skill to adapt to and manage changes in server development processes.
  • Empathy: Capacity to understand and empathize with team members and clients.
  • Innovation: Ability to think creatively and propose innovative solutions.

Expert/Team Lead

  • Strategic Planning: Skill to develop long-term plans and strategies for server development.
  • Technical Leadership: Ability to provide technical guidance and expertise to the team.
  • Collaboration: Capacity to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among team members.
  • Risk Management: Skill to identify and mitigate risks associated with server development.
  • Budgeting: Understanding of budgeting processes and cost management.
  • Stakeholder Management: Ability to effectively manage relationships with stakeholders.
  • Continuous Learning: Commitment to staying updated with the latest server development trends.
  • Resilience: Ability to handle high-pressure situations and ensure project success.
  • Quality Assurance: Skill to ensure the quality and reliability of server development processes.
  • Strategic Partnerships: Capability to establish and nurture strategic partnerships with vendors and clients.
  • Performance Management: Skill to evaluate and enhance the performance of team members.

Pros & cons of Windows Server

6 Pros of Windows Server

  • Robust security features: Windows Server offers a range of advanced security features to protect your data and systems from potential threats. Features like Windows Defender, Secure Boot, and BitLocker encryption ensure enhanced security.
  • Seamless integration with Microsoft ecosystem: Windows Server seamlessly integrates with other Microsoft products and services, providing a cohesive ecosystem for businesses. This integration enhances productivity and efficiency by enabling easy collaboration and communication.
  • Scalability and flexibility: Windows Server allows businesses to scale their operations and adapt to changing needs. With features like dynamic resource allocation, virtualization, and containerization, organizations can easily expand their infrastructure and optimize resource utilization.
  • Powerful management tools: Windows Server provides a comprehensive set of management tools, such as Windows Admin Center, PowerShell, and System Center. These tools simplify administrative tasks, streamline operations, and enable efficient management of servers and services.
  • Support for diverse workloads: Windows Server supports a wide range of workloads, including web hosting, database management, virtualization, and application development. This versatility makes it suitable for various business needs and allows for efficient deployment of multiple services.
  • Extensive support and documentation: Microsoft offers extensive support and documentation for Windows Server. This includes regular updates, security patches, online resources, and a vast community of users and experts who can provide assistance and guidance.

6 Cons of Windows Server

  • Cost: Windows Server comes with a licensing cost, which can be a deterrent for small businesses with limited budgets. The cost increases with the number of users and the edition of Windows Server chosen.
  • Complexity: Windows Server can be complex to set up and manage, especially for users with limited technical expertise. The wide range of features and configuration options may require specialized knowledge or external support.
  • Hardware requirements: Windows Server has specific hardware requirements, which may necessitate additional investment in infrastructure. Older hardware may not be compatible, leading to additional expenses for hardware upgrades.
  • Updates and compatibility: Regular updates are essential for the security and performance of Windows Server. However, these updates may sometimes cause compatibility issues with existing applications or require additional testing before implementation.
  • Resource consumption: Windows Server can be resource-intensive, requiring significant processing power, memory, and storage. This can lead to higher hardware costs and may not be suitable for organizations with limited resources or older hardware.
  • Limited cross-platform support: While Windows Server offers excellent integration within the Microsoft ecosystem, it may have limited compatibility with non-Windows platforms. This can be a challenge for organizations with a diverse IT infrastructure.

TOP 10 Windows Server Related Technologies

  • Programming Languages

    Programming languages are essential for Windows Server software development. Popular languages include:
    – C#: A versatile language for developing Windows applications with the .NET framework.
    – Java: Widely used for building enterprise-level applications that can run on Windows Server.
    – Python: Known for its simplicity and readability, Python is gaining popularity among Windows developers.
    – PowerShell: A Microsoft-developed scripting language specifically designed for system administration tasks on Windows Server.
    – TypeScript: A superset of JavaScript that adds static typing and other features, making it easier to build large-scale applications.

  • Frameworks

    Frameworks provide developers with pre-built components and tools to streamline application development. Some popular frameworks for Windows Server software development include:
    – ASP.NET: A web application framework that allows developers to build dynamic and interactive websites using .NET.
    – Spring: A Java framework that simplifies the development of enterprise-level applications on Windows Server.
    – Django: A high-level Python web framework that promotes rapid development and clean design.
    – .NET Core: A cross-platform framework that enables developers to build Windows Server applications using .NET.
    – Angular: A TypeScript-based framework for building web applications, widely used in Windows Server development.

  • Integrated Development Environments (IDEs)

    IDEs are essential tools for Windows Server software development. Some popular options include:
    – Visual Studio: A comprehensive IDE with a wide range of features for building Windows applications in various languages.
    – Eclipse: An open-source IDE that supports multiple programming languages, including Java for Windows Server development.
    – PyCharm: A powerful IDE for Python development on Windows Server, offering advanced code analysis and debugging capabilities.
    – PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE): A built-in Windows tool specifically designed for PowerShell scripting and development.

  • Version Control Systems

    Version control systems help developers track and manage changes to their codebase. Some widely used systems for Windows Server software development are:
    – Git: A distributed version control system that enables collaboration and easy branching for Windows Server development.
    – Subversion (SVN): A centralized version control system that offers robust features for managing code on Windows Server.
    – Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC): A Microsoft-developed version control system specifically designed for Windows Server development.

  • Containerization

    Containerization technologies allow developers to package applications and their dependencies into isolated environments. Popular options for Windows Server software development include:
    – Docker: A platform that enables developers to build, package, and distribute applications as lightweight containers on Windows Server.
    – Kubernetes: An open-source container orchestration platform that simplifies the deployment and management of containerized applications on Windows Server.

  • Database Management Systems

    Database management systems are crucial for storing and retrieving data in Windows Server applications. Some popular options for Windows Server software development include:
    – Microsoft SQL Server: A relational database management system developed by Microsoft, widely used in Windows Server environments.
    – MySQL: An open-source relational database management system that can be easily integrated with Windows Server applications.
    – PostgreSQL: A powerful open-source database management system known for its reliability and performance on Windows Server.

  • Cloud Platforms

    Cloud platforms provide scalable infrastructure and services for Windows Server software development. Some popular options include:
    – Microsoft Azure: A comprehensive cloud platform that offers a wide range of services for Windows Server development and deployment.
    – Amazon Web Services (AWS): A leading cloud platform that provides various services and tools for Windows Server application development.
    – Google Cloud Platform (GCP): A cloud computing platform that offers scalable infrastructure and services for Windows Server development.

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