Windows Server 2019 announced, now available to preview

Written about 2 years ago by IanDorfman

Microsoft has officially announced Windows Server 2019 via a post on its official Windows Server Blog.

Scheduled to launch during the second half of the 2018 calendar year, Windows Server 2019 is being described by Microsoft as an iteration on Windows Server 2016. The company has stated that Windows Server 2016 is "the fastest adopted version of Windows Server ever." New features include improved hybrid workflow support and hyper-converged cloud-based “Cluster Sets,” which Microsoft describes as "technology [that] enables virtual machine fluidity across member clusters within a Cluster Set and a unified storage namespace across the 'set' in support of virtual machine fluidity."

In addition to the Linux security updates, Microsoft is also embedding Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection into Windows Server 2019, which the company purports will aid customers in more easily discovering and remediating security breaches before they turn into massive problems.

Windows Server 2019 is available for qualified information technology specialists (such as administrators) to test through Microsoft’s Windows Insider Program. Microsoft plans to make more details about all these updates available in the next few months.