If you’re a Windows Server user, you’re probably familiar with the regular updates to the server platform. You know to expect new features, changes to existing ones, and security patches every few years or so. But with Windows Server 2022 around the corner, there are some significant changes coming your way that you should be aware of before you make your next purchase of Microsoft Server software.
New Languages (XAML)
Removing Classic Control (WinForms)
Microsoft is removing the Classic Control (WinForms) in Windows Server 2022. This move has been met with some controversy, as many developers feel that WinForms is a tried-and-true tool that shouldn’t be removed. However, Microsoft is adamant about making the change, citing performance and security concerns. Moving forward, developers will need to use alternative tools such as WPF or UWP to create their applications.
Those who want an environment similar to WinForms can try using ReactOS, a non-profit open-source operating system which aims to provide drivers for Windows NT kernel mode components. It’s unclear how ReactOS will handle drivers for kernel mode components in future versions of Windows Server. Currently, ReactOS doesn’t have enough documentation on this topic. As a result, developers may find themselves waiting until they have more information before they make any major decisions on whether to switch away from WinForms.
Included in Windows Server 2022 is a new feature called Application Frameworks. This will allow developers to more easily create and manage applications using containers. Frameworks will also include improved monitoring and logging capabilities, as well as better integration with Azure services. In addition, Microsoft has pledged that the updates for Framework will be released twice a year rather than once every three years like previous releases. Further improvements to container deployment and management tools are planned for future versions of Windows Server.
New Versions of Active Directory
Microsoft is planning to release new versions of Active Directory in Windows Server 2022. These new versions will include support for multiple domains, better management tools, and improved security. Active Directory is a vital part of any Windows-based network, and these changes should make it even more powerful and secure. New Version of Hyper-V: There are many updates coming with the next version of Hyper-V, including 3D Virtualization and VDI Support. IT Administrators will be able to create 3D environments using DirectX 11, Unreal Engine 4 or Unity 5 game engines. It’s also expected that this new version of Hyper-V will have significantly reduced energy consumption and be fully compatible.
- As we move into the new year, Microsoft has big plans for Windows Server 2022.
- The biggest change coming is the introduction of Azure Arc, which will allow customers to run Azure services on-premises.
- Other changes include a new way to manage containers, improved security features, and more.
- While these changes are exciting, they also come with a bit of uncertainty.