Today we are pleased to release a new Insider preview build of the Windows Server VNext Semi-Annual Channel edition.
Windows Server Core Container Images Are 20% Smaller
In what should be a significant win for any workflow that pulls Windows containers images, the download size of the Windows Server Core container Insider image has been reduced by 20%. This has been achieved by optimizing the set of .NET pre-compiled native images included in the Server Core container image. If you are using .NET Framework with Windows containers, including Windows PowerShell, use a .NET Framework image, which will include additional .NET pre-compiled native images to maintain performance for those scenarios, while also benefitting from a reduced size.
Windows Server vNext Semi-Annual Preview Build 19008 The Server Core Edition is available in the 18 supported Server languages in ISO format and in VHDX format in English only.
Matching Windows Server Core App Compatibility FoD Preview
The most important part of a frequent release cycle is to hear what's working and what needs to be improved, so your feedback is extremely valued. For Windows Server, use your registered Windows 10 Insider device and use the Feedback Hub application. In the app, choose the Windows Server category and then the appropriate subcategory for your feedback. In the title of the Feedback, please indicate the build number you are providing feedback on ias shown below: