Although there was no public announcement, Microsoft made it available for the first time Windows Server 2022 to its users and customers. This is the next version of Windows Server, the latest edition of which was released in 2018 as Windows Server 2019, and the first version that will not have a semi-annual update frequency.
Microsoft makes Windows Server 2022 available
Microsoft has started making Windows Server 2022 available to some of its users and customers. As reported ZDNet, you can download the new edition of the software from the Volume Licensing Service Center, while the images are already available on Azure. The available editions are Standard, Datacenter and Datacenter: Azure Edition.
After the parenthesis of Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 and 2019, Microsoft is reviewing its approach to the pace of updates. As announced in recent weeks, Windows Server 2022 is not immune to this change and will be available exclusively in LTSC version (Long Term Servicing Channel): This means that the semi-annual updates that characterized the previous two versions will no longer be distributed and the operating system will receive 5 years of support, plus 5 years of extended support for a total of ten years.
Among the major innovations of Windows Server 2022 we find new security tools, including support for TLS 1.3 and encryption with AES256 for SMB connections, as well as integration with Azure through Azure Arc and a better socket. in charge of containers thanks to Windows Containers.
Microsoft will organize an event dedicated to the new operating system, the Windows Server Summit, the September 16.