Cue the claps! Windows Server 2022 is officially here! As of August 18, 2022, all three flavors of Microsoft’s server operating platform are out in the open, set to rule their side of the hill for a decade.
The three variants are Standard, Datacenter, and Datacenter: Azure Edition.
Those of you keeping an on the development of Windows Server already know what this product is, and what it does. But for those of you who are getting acquainted with it the first time, this is how the company describes this operating system as:
“Windows Server is the platform for building an infrastructure of connected applications, networks, and web services, from the workgroup to the data center. It bridges on-premises environments with Azure, adding additional layers of security while helping you modernize your applications and infrastructure.”
In simpler terms, this is an OS for servers.
Of course, with all focus on Windows 11 these days, this product launched without much fanfare. Not that system administrators care much for fanfare — their focus is on the product and what exactly does it bring.
As for what Windows Server 2022 brings, it is more of the same. More refinements, more stability, more reliability, and all that.
The other important thing to note is when will Microsoft stop supporting this operating system. As the company notes, you have a few good years. The mainstream end of support date for this latest version of Windows Server is October 13, 2026, while extended support date has been set as October 14, 2031.
Plenty of time.