Windows Server 2022 is the tenth and latest major long-term servicing channel (LTSC) release of the Windows Server operating system by Microsoft, as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. It was announced at Microsoft’s Ignite event from March 2, 2021, to March 4, 2021. It was released on August 18, 2021, almost three years after Windows Server 2019, and a few months before Windows 11.
Windows Server 2022 is based on Windows 10 21H2, however, its updates aren’t compatible with Windows 10. Like its predecessors, however, it requires x64 processors.
Windows Server 2022 introduces several new features and improvements, including:
Enhanced security: Windows Server 2022 includes a number of new security features, such as Secured-Core Server, which helps to protect the server from attacks at the hardware, firmware, and operating system levels.
Hybrid capabilities: Windows Server 2022 is designed to work seamlessly with Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform. This includes features such as Azure Arc, which allows you to manage Windows Server 2022 servers from Azure, and Azure Hybrid Benefit, which gives you discounts on Azure services when you use Windows Server 2022.
A flexible application platform: Windows Server 2022 is a flexible platform that can support a wide range of applications. It includes features such as Nano Server, which is a lightweight version of Windows Server that is designed for running containers, and Windows Containers, which allow you to run applications in isolated containers.
Windows Server 2022 is a powerful and versatile operating system that is ideal for a wide range of businesses. It offers a number of new features and improvements that can help you to improve the security, performance, and scalability of your servers.