Microsoft Windows Server Preview Build 17035 Available for Windows Insiders!
We’re at full speed ahead! Just three weeks ago, we made available Windows Server, version 1709, the first release in the new Semi-Annual Channel release cadence, and today we’re making available the first preview build for the next release in this channel. The preview build 17035 is now available for download for Windows Insiders.
The preview builds are an important part of the development process for Windows Server. It’s through the feedback from customers using these builds that we’re able to find and fix bugs, as well as continue to improve each release. In addition, within these releases we show some new features and capabilities so if you’re looking for what’s next, here’s your chance to see what’s coming.
Storage Spaces Direct ready for validation and feedback!
Yes, we told you this when we first launched version 1709. Storage Spaces Direct is the foundation of our hyper-converged solution and we’re continuing to evolve it. In this preview build we not only brought it back, but we’re adding some new and important updates to it, such as support for Data Deduplication, a largely requested feature for Storage Spaces Direct and ReFS. Starting in this build you’ll be able to save up to 50% of data footprint.
It’s important to remember though, that Windows Server 2016 (the latest Long-Term Servicing Channel release) continues to be the recommended version for production hyper-converged systems, and the Windows Server Software Defined program offers an end-to-end validated solution. The preview builds are not supported in production environments and the Semi-Annual Channel releases should only be considered for workloads that would benefit from the fastest release cadence.
Read the entire article here, Windows Server preview build 17035 available for Windows Insiders!
Via the fine folks at Microsoft.