The first preview of Windows server 2019 is available for the Insider testers
Microsoft releases the very first build of its Windows Server 2019 to Insider testers on March 20. The fully developed version of the next Windows Server will be released later in 2018 for the users. The first test build doesn't come as a surprise as it exactly fits into the Microsoft's cycle of releasing the Windows server channels.
Windows server is the series of the Microsoft’s server operating system that comprises all the operating systems from the company. These operating systems are much more powerful than the normal desktop version of the Windows and able to handle the corporate database, internal messaging, and other similar processes efficiently.
Microsoft divides the Windows into two different channels, one is Long Term Servicing Channel(LTSC) that it releases every three years along with 10-year support, another is Semi-Annual Chanel (SAC) that the company releases every 6 months with 18 months support. The Windows server 2019 coming in the second half of 2018 will be an LTSC release that also includes the Windows 10 release. Currently, the Windows Server 2016 is the latest server available to the users. While the next release of the SAC Windows server coming later this year is 1803.
In its latest blog, the software maker has revealed that the next LTC release will share some features of SAC Windows server versions. The company also suggests that users who need to run Sharepoint server, SQL servers, and similar workloads should go for LTC release instead of SAC. Microsoft also outlined some features of Windows server 2019 which includes Advanced Threat Protection Service, compatibility of Linux containers, and the Project Honolulu Integration for hybrid-cloud services.
In addition, Microsoft is also planning to increase the price of the Windows server this time. The company stated that it will be releasing more information on the upcoming Windows server in the coming time. For those who are interested in the upcoming Windows server can test the latest releases by signing up themselves on Windows Insider.