After some time we know windows 2019 which has become the icon OS for servers, finally Windows corp released Windows Server 2022 as the latest release. This will be discussed in the Windows Server 2022 guide.
Current Windows Version For Server
It is the tenth major release of Microsoft’s suite, of operating systems for servers. Windows Server 2022 continues Microsoft’s 3-2 year major release cycle. Like previous versions, Windows 2022 follows Microsoft’s LTSC model. It offers five years of mainstream support and five years of extended support starting from November 2, 2021.
Windows Server 2022 is said to be the most secure OS iteration yet, thanks in large part to its advanced multilayer security features.
Current Windows 2022 For Server Features
Firmware attack prevention through Dynamic Root of Trust for Measurement (DRTM) and Direct Memory Access (DMA).
Hypervisor security through virtualization-based security (VBS).
Secure connectivity enforced through Transport Layer Security.
Server Message Block (enforced through Quick UDP Internet Connections).
Windows Server 2022 is updated to further support large-scale operations like SQL.
Improvements to Windows Containers.
Windows Server 2022 Notable Features
Server and network support improvements
Windows Server 2022’s came with much-needed server management upgrades. It can support servers with up to 48 terabytes of RAM and 2048 logical cores running on 64 physical sockets. Additionally, it is compatible with Intel’s set of 3rd generation Xeon Scalable server processors (Ice Lake SGX).
In regards to network management and support, Microsoft introduced improvements to both the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and User Datagram Protocol. It also introduced virtual switch upgrades and Quick UDP Internet Connections (QUIC) to help speed up connections while keeping them secure.
Improvements to storage management
Windows Server 2022 came out with markedly improved storage management features. It introduced enhanced caching, improved hard drive error checks and repairs, and ReFS file snapshots.
More comprehensive Azure support
Microsoft has always been at the forefront of cloud development. Windows Server 2022 would serve as another testament to this fact. Some of its best highlights include automated VM management, greater .NET application support, improved server management, and enhanced admin center reporting (Windows Admin Support).
Additionally, Windows Server 2022 supports virtualization from third-party vendors and streamlined updates. The multi cloud support features are Storage Migration Service and Azure Arc- the two hybrid cloud tools, that work best in these multi cloud environment.
Improved application support
Microsoft Windows Server 2022 features new optimized updates of container applications. It also has enhanced support for large scale business applications such as Microsoft SQL Server 2022. This is largely due to its ability to accommodate more RAM and new CPU architecture with greater cores.
Additionally, Windows Server 2022 loads 30% faster than its predecessors because of its optimized Windows containers. You can demo some of these features by downloading an official evaluation ISO. While Windows Server 2022 introduces a host of exciting improvements, it does remove a few outdated features from previous iterations.