The delay to the Windows 10 1809 release caused a hiccup in the Windows Server 2019 launch, which means that the Long Term Support Channel (LTSC) version of Windows Server is becoming available to organizations alongside the first preview of the next Semi Annual Channel (SAC). This shouldn’t be confusing to server admins, since the two channels are designed for different roles. The SAC releases preview features that will come to the slower-moving LTSC in the future, and many organizations will run them side by side.
Server 2019 shows the results of this cycle, with improvements to containers (including support for Linux containers on Windows Server) and the Windows Subsystem for Linux, added so that developers and operators alike can run the same Linux scripts and command-line utilities as on their Windows 10 desktop.
But this release is also the kind of major step forward you expect from the version of Windows Server that comes out every two to three years rather than every six months. There are major improvements in security, in hyper-converged infrastructure (especially around storage) and in hybrid cloud, whether that’s integrating with Azure services in your own infrastructure or running cloud application platforms with containers.
After completing this course, students will be able to