Microsoft formalizes the release of Windows Server 2022 – Redmond Channel Partner



Microsoft formalizes the release of Windows Server 2022

Windows Server 2022 became generally available two weeks ago with strangely fanfare, but Microsoft made it official on Wednesday.

The company has deemed Windows Server 2022 ready for production in a blog post by Bernardo Caldas, responsible for program management, core operating system and edge infrastructure at Microsoft. He also announced the Windows Server IoT 2022 General Availability (GA).

Microsoft has provided a fairly comprehensive description of the features of Windows Server 2022 back in june. Enterprises have both Core and Desktop installation options for all editions of Windows Server 2022. The product follows Microsoft’s traditional fixed lifecycle policy, with five years of consumer support and five years. of “extended” support.

The product update cycle for Windows Server 2022 follows the long-term maintenance channel, with new product releases every two to three years. Earlier this year, Microsoft ended its semi-annual channel update option for all Windows Server products.

Windows Server 2022 supports in-place upgrades to Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 2016, a Microsoft spokesperson said in a Thursday email.

Windows Server 2022 GA
As previously reported, Microsoft’s lifecycle support page shows that Windows Server 2022 reached GA on August 18. This date was apparently chosen for Windows Server 2022 to reach the end of the product on an “update Tuesday” date (the second Tuesday of a month), according to an explanation from Arpan Shah, CEO of Azure. His full statement is captured in this ZDNet item by journalist Mary Jo Foley.

The date of September 1 marked the GA for all customers, the spokesperson explained:

We announced Windows Server on September 1, when it became available to all customers, including new customers. Only customers who already had Windows Server were able to download the new Windows Server on 08/18.

Foley also discovered that Microsoft has no plans to release a Hyper-V Server 2022 product. The 2019 version of the product is the last of its kind. Microsoft wants these customers to use Azure Stack HCI instead.

Only the free Hyper-V Server 2019 product will disappear, but it is supported until January 2029. Hyper-V is, however, included in Windows servers, the spokesperson explained.

With the release of Windows Server 2022, Hyper-V is included as a built-in role in Windows Server 2022 Datacenter, Standard, and Essential editions, as it has been for previous versions for over a decade.

Windows Server 2022 availability
Windows Server 2022 products sold by Microsoft’s hardware vendor partners were not listed; Microsoft just pointed out this search page of the partner directory. Microsoft recently released a note to its storage partners on the Windows Server 2022 test, the efforts of hardware partners are therefore likely to be in different states.

It is possible to download Windows Server 2022 bits to test them via the Windows Server Assessment Center page.

The server is accessible to run in an Azure virtual machine through the Azure Marketplace. The bits are also available for download from the Microsoft website Volume Licensing Service Center page.

Windows Server 2022 Editions
Windows Server 2022 is currently offered in three editions – Datacenter, Standard and Essentials – according to Microsoft price page.

The Datacenter Edition of Windows Server 2022 is intended for “highly virtualized data centers and cloud environments,” priced at approximately $ 6,155. The Standard Edition is intended for “physical or minimally virtualized environments”, priced at approximately $ 1,065. The Essentials Edition is intended for “small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices,” priced at approximately $ 501.

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