Microsoft has made a commitment to release a new version of Windows Server at the Ignite Summit. Today, the company promised to release Windows Server version 1709 through the Semi-Annual channel. Windows Server currently has two channels, namely Long-Term Servicing, and Semi-Annual channels.
Regardless of which channel the user chooses, Microsoft has complete control and scheduling of system patches. As literally, the Semi-Annual channel has been released for a major update every six months, primarily to provide the latest functionality for the system.
Windows Server version 1709 brings a number of improvements, including the upgraded version of the Server Core container image, the volume reduced by 60%, and Nano Server container image volume is also reduced by 80%.