Microsoft has begun launching its next-gen Windows Server 2022 operating system worldwide for mainstream users. The company has released three variants: Standard, Datacenter and Datacenter: Azure Edition. Mainstream support ends October 13, 2026, and extended support ends October 14, 2031.
LTSC (Long Term Servicing Channel) version support has a five-year support dateline and a decade of extended support as standard. The company said that Windows Server 2022 is considered a 21H2 version similar to Windows 10.
The company says it plans to release a new version of Windows Server every two to three years. It further said that as it moves forward, it will only release the LTSC version of Windows Server and will not release any more half-yearly channels.
Windows Server 2022
Windows Server 2022 brings nested virtualization with strong encryption for AMD processors, DNS-over-HTTPS and SMB. Some of these features have been requested for some time by mainstream users.
Some other features include:
- Implement advanced multi-layer protection against threats easily enabled by secure core servers.
- Secure connection to business-critical assets with an additional level of security during transport, enabled by default with HTTPS and TLS 1.3 support.
- Manage and manage Windows Server on-Prime with Azure Arc.
- Get better virtual machine management with the latest Windows Admin Center.
- Transfer file servers from On-Primus to Azure with a new supported scenario in the Storage Migration Service.
- Improve container application deployment with smaller image sizes for faster download and implementation of simplified network policy.
- Update .NET applications with the new Containerization tool in the Windows Admin Center.
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