Windows Server 2022 is built on Windows 10 21H1
Microsoft yesterday pushed Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21296 Releases to users, and at the same time launched Windows Server Preview Build 20285.
In fact, Microsoft also released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19042.782. Although these versions have different channels, they are all related to each other.
Especially Build 20285 and Build 19042.782, these two versions are actually based on Windows 10 21H1 which has not yet been released.
The 21H1 version is a new version of Windows 10 that Microsoft will launch this spring. Of course, as you know, this version is a small update so there are not many new features.
The Windows 10 Insider Preview launched by Microsoft recently is actually the 21H1 update package. Microsoft is preparing to test the update package in advance and wait for its official release in spring.
The Windows Server 2022 preview version can already see the 21H1 version on the name tag, although Microsoft has not disclosed any information about this version.
Of course, the 21H1 version is actually more like the 20H2 version, because the 20H2 version is the same as the small update 21H1 version, and these versions are built on the basis of 20H1.
Therefore, Windows Server 2022, which will be launched later this year, looks like Windows 10 20H1, and there are no new features.
The next major update is Windows Server 2025, but this version is still far away from us and we don’t know which version will be built on.
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