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Windows Server 2022 now generally available—delivers innovation in security, hybrid, and containers 

Today, we are announcing the general availability of 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.  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...Read more

Plan your Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 End of Support 

Customers trust Windows Server to run their business-critical and mission-critical workloads. With feedback from customers, we are continuing to introduce new innovations for Windows Server workloads on Azure, on-premises, and at the edge. Recently, we announced Windows Server 2022 preview, which introduces advanced multi-layer security, hybrid capabilities, and enhancements to modernize applications with containers. Likewise,...Read more

Announcing Windows Server 2022—now in preview 

This post is authored by Bernardo Caldas, Vice President of Program Management, Core OS and Edge Infrastructure, Microsoft.  Today we are announcing that Windows Server 2022 is now in preview, the next release in our Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC), which will be generally available later this calendar year. It builds on Windows Server 2019, our...Read more

Announcing Windows Server Summit 2020 

We’re right on the heels of Microsoft Ignite and in comes another exciting virtual event: Windows Server Summit 2020! Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 29 at 9:00 AM Pacific Time where we will dive deeper into the latest and greatest innovation in Windows Server announced at Ignite such as Azure Automanage, Windows Admin Center...Read more

Second update rollup for System Center 2019 released 

We are back to announce the release of Update Rollup 2 (UR2) for System Center 2019. Customers can now download UR2 for System Center 2019 from Microsoft Update as well as other channels. This update covers System Center Operations Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, Data Protection Manager, Orchestrator, and Service Manager. Like Update Rollup 1, released...Read more

Microsoft raises the security standard for next major Windows Server release 

Server security and platform Integrity are critical requirements in today’s datacenter, edge, and cloud environments. Many Windows Server customers have relied on built-in security capabilities such as Secure boot and BitLocker to protect their infrastructure. These capabilities are enhanced when combined with proper underlying server hardware such as Trusted Platform Module (TPM) or adequate Unified...Read more

Windows Server container support in Azure Kubernetes Service is now generally available 

Containerization is an important cloud computing development to more seamlessly build, test, deploy, and manage cloud applications. Containers also introduced many of our customers to new technologies including Docker, Windows containers, orchestration, and microservices. Today, we’re excited to announce the general availability of Windows Server container support in the Azure Kubernetes Service. Many of our customers are...Read more

First update rollup for System Center 2019 released 

This blog post was authored by Vithalprasad Gaitonde, Principal PM Manager, System Center On March 14, 2019, Microsoft announced the availability of System Center 2019 for Windows Server 2019 to support management of Windows Server 2019 and a host of other new management capabilities. Today we are announcing that the first update rollup release (UR1)...Read more