Windows Server

The Windows Server operating system and components such as Remote Desktop Services and Active Directory

Windows Server

The Windows Server operating system and components such as Remote Desktop Services and Active Directory

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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.

Terms used to describe virtual desktop hosting are changing to accommodate new services and capabilities, which may lead to confusion.

Support for running most versions of Office applications on Windows Server will end by Oct. 2025, pushing organizations to Microsoft services for hosted session-based virtual desktops.

In conjunction with processor partners, Microsoft will be promoting and supporting new security processors that tightly integrate with a device’s main processor.

Virtualization-based security (VBS) exploits the hypervisor included in Windows to secure the OS by creating a Virtual Secure Mode (VSM) to help protect the device and user credentials.