Windows Server Insider Preview Build 17074 Released

Last night Microsoft Server Insider team released a new preview build for Server Insiders users.Preview Build 17074

The new preview build number 17074 Is the first release for 2018.

In March 2018 Windows Server 2016 1803 will be released and many of the features In this build will be GA as part of it.

This build is available to for download either as an ISO Image or as a VHDX format which Is ready to be loaded In a Hyper-V host.

New Features

!7074 comes with the updates listed below:

  • Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) – No need to use SCSI Enclosure Services and now S2D support more hardware.
  • Added support for Persistent memory and SATA
  • By default, CSV Shared volumes cache is enabled for better VM performance
Failover Clustering

Support for Azure enlightened failover cluster

Dedup

We can now use dedup ReFS volumes and volumes on Storage Spaces Direct

Get The Build

To get the build visit the URL below:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windowsinsiderpreviewserver

Long and Semi-Annual Channel

As Announced a few months ago, Windows Server will be available in two release modules.

  1. Long-Term Servicing channel – This Is the current and most familiar module where a new operating system version is released every 2-3 years with 5 years support cycle.
  2. Semi-Annual Channel – This new module will offer two new releases every year with new features and roles, support will be available for 18 months.

Windows Server Insider showcases the upcoming changes that will be released by Microsoft before they being released as Sami-Annual Channel.

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