Windows Server 2019 Insider Preview Build 17677 Announced

Recently, Microsoft has announced the Windows Server vNext Long-Term Servicing Channel.

Recently, Microsoft has announced the Windows Server vNext Long-Term Servicing Channel. The latest release contains both the Desktop Experience and server core and new build of the next Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel release.
 
The two major areas of the preview release are -
  • In-place OS Upgrade (from Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016)

  • Application compatibility – please let us know if any server roles or applications stops working or fails to function as it used to
In the latest Build the company has done many improvements and updates, such as - In this build, the performance history feature of Storage Spaces Direct gets even better. Also, the company has converted non-critical font components into optional components (OC) in Windows Server Core editions and then removed these OCs from Windows Server Core container images.
 
Windows Server 2019 Preview is available is ISO format in 18 languages and in VHDX format in English only. The company has also shared the activation keys for unlimited activations for the release -
Source: Microsoft
 
Source: Microsoft
 
The company has also shared a list of known issues and terms of use which can be found on the official blog by Windows.