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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Exchange Online ends support for Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) on Feb. 28, 2021.

A new lightweight synchronization model between Active Directory and Azure AD offers capabilities not possible with the traditional connect model, but with some limitations.

Support Timeline for Azure Stack HCI

Azure Stack HCI Version 20H2 is a replacement for the original Azure Stack HCI that is more closely tied to Azure, but still does not provide Azure-based management or services on-premises.

Although Microsoft has offered a range of technologies to remotely access on-premises applications, only two remain viable.

Azure Site Recovery supports a range of applications, regardless of the failover model.

Azure Stack HCI Version 20H2 is now generally available.

Active Directory and Azure Active Directory will both likely exist and be required for the foreseeable future.

Windows Server 20H2 is generally available but offers no new features, and a new LTSC version of Windows Server is expected in late 2021.

Customers should consider whether they are licensing the optimal edition of Windows Server for each workload scenario, particularly when it comes to hosts that will run Windows Server and hosts running Hyper-V.