Windows Server 2025 build and SKU questions

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Dear Windows Server Team,

few questions from my end. Hopefully other Insiders can share thoughts on these, too.

1. can we assume 26100 (WS 2025 preview) to be a RTM candidate and b26277 a vNext release already?


2.  What are the feature and benefits differences between the WS 2025 Azure Edition and WS 2025 preview b26100 & WS 2025 b26277+. Question arises as with SMB QUIC, and Hotpatch in both, I see kinda feature parity. TY for your time sharing more insights on this. Also in docs. WS 2025 preview is documented (not feature complete, lot of Hyper-V things are missing), but no work on Azure Edition preview yet. 

3. Since a certain time the announcement of Azure Edition ISO in the blog fell behind the WS build announcement. Matches with #2. Why, what's the need for Azure Edition atm?

Azure Edition is reportingly at 26085.

 

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