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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Chart summarizes the timeline for Microsoft support of Windows Server versions.

Windows Server 2022 became generally available in Aug. 2021; the new version offers little in the way of compelling new features, and new feature development will focus on Azure-related offerings.

Hyper-V Server 2019 will be the last version of the free Hyper-V Server, but the alternative, Azure Stack HCI, brings new costs and increased requirements.

Chart summarizes the timeline for Microsoft support of Windows Server versions.

The Semi-Annual Channel (SAC) of Windows Server has been discontinued, and future versions of Windows Server starting with Windows Server 2022 will be offered only on the Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC).

An Extended Security Update (ESU) program expansion could keep old Windows Server and SQL Server versions working longer than originally planned.

Azure Kubernetes Service on Stack HCI and Windows Server 2019 is an on-premises implementation of the hosted Azure Kubernetes Service for hosting container-based applications at scale.

Trusted launch with Gen 2 VMs and hotpatching with Windows Server 2019: Azure Edition are in preview.

Chart describes the servicing and installation modes for Window Server.

Windows Server 2022 is available in preview with enhancements for security and containers, but questions remain regarding pricing and support.