What the badge means
The "Certified for Windows Server 2019" and "Certified for Windows Server 2016" badges identify hardware components, devices, drivers, systems and solutions that meet Microsoft standards for compatibility and recommended practices with the Windows Server 2016 operating system. Products and Solutions that have earned the Certified for Windows Server badge are also fully supported in Hyper-V environment.
The badges that identify certification for earlier Windows Server operating system versions, such as the "Certified for Windows Server 2012 R2" and "Certified for Windows Server 2012" , and the "Certified for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2" and "Certified for Microsoft Windows Server 2008" badges identify hardware and software solutions that meet Microsoft standards for compatibility and recommended practices with the respective Windows Server operating systems. Solutions that have earned either of these Certified for Windows Server logos are also fully supported in Hyper-V environment from the same release. The certified applications have been tested by Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) using technical specifications and tools required by Microsoft. ISVs have independently verified the compatibility of such applications and confirmed support to customers that deploy the certified applications.
- Design, develop, and certify hardware for Windows - resources for hardware and manageability certification of systems, devices and drivers for Windows Server OS
- Windows Logo Program for Server Applications: Overview - the Applications Readiness and Certification resource for ISV developing Applications for Windows Server.