Microsoft announced today that it has made Windows Server 2022 available to customers, though sources tell me it’s been available for weeks.
“Windows Server 2022. It’s a big step forward for the operating system that is trusted by major corporations and small businesses alike to run their business and mission-critical workloads,” Microsoft vice president Bernardo Caldas writes. “With Windows Server 2022, customers can continue to securely run their workloads, enable new hybrid cloud scenarios, and modernize their applications to meet evolving business requirements.”
As that quote subtly suggests, this latest version of Windows Server 2022 is not quite as full-featured as Windows Servers past, in large part because of the ongoing shift to cloud computing. But Windows Server 2022 is designed to run in hybrid environments with Azure Arc, and it supports workloads that make sense to those customers that still need some on-premises infrastructure.
Among the new features are Windows container advances, secured-core server configurations that provide multi-layer security and secure connectivity, SMB compression in the File Server, and a more modern version of the Windows Admin Center that features a new event viewer and gateway proxy support for connecting to Azure. Windows Server 2022 also scales to 48 TB of RAM and 2,048 logical processor cores running on 64 physical sockets, Microsoft notes.
You can learn more about Windows Server 2022 from the Microsoft Docs website and, on September 16, 2021, the free Windows Server Summit.