The latest preview build is now available in the Microsoft Server Operating Systems Preview offer. You must be a registered Windows Insider in order to create and use virtual machine images from this preview, and have a valid Azure subscription.
Windows Server 2022 Datacenter brings innovation to Windows Server that enables customers to run their existing and new business critical applications with confidence on Azure, on-premises and at the edge. Windows Server 2022 Datacenter brings the latest in security innovation, unique hybrid capabilities, and enhancements for modern applications. As a part of the release, we are bringing Secured-core to Windows Server to secure system running applications and services on Windows Server 2022. Secured-core builds on technologies such as System Guard and Windows Server Virtualization-based Security to minimize risk from firmware vulnerabilities and advanced malware. The new release also provides secured connectivity enabled by industry standard AES 256 encryption. Also, this release packs in significant improvements to Windows container runtime such as cross-version compatibility and containerization tools for .NET, ASP.NET and IIS applications.
We value your feedback!
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 as shown below:
Microsoft collects this information over the internet to help keep Windows secure and up to date, troubleshoot problems, and make product improvements. Microsoft server operating systems can be configured to turn diagnostic data off, send Required diagnostic data, or send Optional diagnostic data. During previews, Microsoft asks that you change the default setting to Optional in order to provide the best automatic feedback and help us improve the final product.