The Windows Server operating system and components such as Remote Desktop Services and Active Directory
Microsoft delivered a new model for managing the password for the local administrator account in the latest versions of Windows and Windows Server.
End of support for current versions of Windows, Office, and other Microsoft software requires immediate attention.
Remote Desktop Services remains supported, but Microsoft is using support policies, licensing and use restrictions, and benign neglect of RDS to push customers to Azure Virtual Desktop.
The latest feature update of Azure Stack HCI, Microsoft’s subscription-based OS for on-premises virtualization and storage, is generally available.
In a reversal of Microsoft’s previous support policy, Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise, the subscription-based suite of Office applications, will be supported for use on Windows Server 2022, for a time.
A tool designed to provide insights into the upgrade readiness of Windows devices will no longer be supported after Nov. 2022.
Microsoft’s journey to Windows running usefully on ARM-based processors continues, but organizations must understand the goals and limitations of the platform.
In this episode, Mary Jo Foley and Directions on Microsoft analyst Jim Gaynor talk about Windows Server 2022, Windows Server Azure Edition, Azure Stack HCI, and the future of Microsoft’s server operating systems both on-premises and in the cloud.
Support for Windows Server 20H2, the last version released through the Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel, has been extended to Aug. 2022.
Windows Server 2022 is gaining support for the Windows Subsystem for Linux.