Preview Of Microsoft Build Of OpenJDK Is Now Available

The distribution includes binaries for Java 11, based on OpenJDK 11.0.10+9

Recently, Microsoft announced the preview of the Microsoft Build of OpenJDK, a new LTS distribution of OpenJDK that is open source and available for free for anyone.

The distribution includes binaries for Java 11, based on OpenJDK 11.0.10+9, on x64 server and desktop environments. The company is also publishing a new Early Access binary for Java 16 for Windows on ARM, based on the latest OpenJDK 16+36 release.

Microsoft said that binaries for Java 11 have passed the Java TCK for Java 11, which is used to verify compatibility with the Java 11 specification. And, this Microsoft Build of OpenJDK is a simple drop-in replacement for any other OpenJDK distribution available in the Java ecosystem.

To download packages and installers you can visit microsoft.com/openjdk

Source: Microsoft

Microsoft will support Java 11 until at least 2024, and it also plans to release OpenJDK 17 binaries by the end of this year as soon as Java 17 is finalized. 

The company has launched this OpenJDK in preview since it wants to give customers and users an opportunity to provide feedback on experience before it starts shipping a production-ready GA release.