Microsoft quietly announced the general release of Windows Server 2022 on the 18th August 2021. More information on what’s new in Windows Server 2022 can be found here.
The SAM Club has noticed one source stating there is a 10% increase in Server license costs from 1st September 2021 but we have not seen anything official on this from Microsoft as yet.
Microsoft is running a public Windows Server Summit on September 16th at 10am Pacific Time (5pm GMT) to provide a first in-depth look at the latest release. Please see here for more information and to register for the online event.
Don’t forget your Visual Studio Pro or Enterprise MSDN Subscription allows for the latest software to be downloaded if you are interested in taking a closer look or to start testing this release.
If you have existing Software Assurance on your Windows Server licenses, your organisation will be automatically entitled to this new release.
With Windows Server 2022, there will be only one primary release channel available, the Long-Term Servicing Channel.
End of Extended Support will be in 2031.
If you need assistance with reviewing your Windows Server estate including Azure Hybrid Benefits from a compliance perspective then please do not hesitate to contact The SAM Club at firstname.lastname@example.org for an independent review.