The following model of Home windows Server can be branded Home windows Server 2019, and it will be out within the second half of the yr.
This is not tremendously shocking, because it matches with the schedule Microsoft has already dedicated to that splits Home windows between a Lengthy Time period Servicing Channel (LTSC), with 10 years of assist and a launch each three years, and a Semi-Annual Channel (SAC) with 18 months of assist and a launch each six months. Home windows Server 2019 can be an LTSC launch, and it will even have a corresponding Home windows 10 launch.
Highlights of the subsequent model would be the new Challenge Honolulu Net-based interface, the combination the Home windows Subsystem for Linux, and better assist for containers.
Whereas the Home windows 10 SAC releases are full working techniques, the Home windows Server ones should not; the Home windows Server SAC releases solely assist the Server Core and Nano Server container deployments. Critically (and for causes that Microsoft has by no means adequately defined), they lack the total desktop expertise, making them unsuitable for Distant Desktop workloads; solely Home windows Server LTSC releases provide this. The LTSC releases are supported by software program resembling Workplace to allow these eventualities, however the discrepancy implies that Distant Desktop hosts don’t have any capacity to supply their purchasers the identical Home windows 10 desktop expertise as they’d obtain with Home windows 10 SAC.
Preview variations of Home windows Server 2019 can be found now to Home windows Insiders.