Microsoft released Windows Server 2019 in the winter of 2018. As usual Windows Server has made major updates in this version. It includes new exciting features and improvements. Let’s have a look at four new features in Windows Server 2019 which are interesting and will most likely will want you upgrade.
1. Linux Support
What sets this new version apart is that you can run mixed OS-environments. Windows Server 2019 has made it easier to integrate Linux. It supports running Ubuntu, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server inside shielded virtual machines. Moreover, Linux distributions can be easily downloaded from the Microsoft Store.
2. Security Improvements
Windows Server 2019 includes Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) which is completely new and enhanced antimalware protection. It automatically blocks and alerts about potential malicious attacks. Windows Defender ATP has new set of host-intrusion capabilities called Exploit Guard allowing you to configure the server to have smaller attack surface, network protection, controlled folder access or exploit protection. You can choose and protects sensitive data from ransomware by blocking untrusted processes from accessing your protected folders.
3. Easy migrations with Storage Migration Service
Windows Server 2019 also includes changes in the storage area. It includes a completely new feature called Storage Migration Service. This new feature helps you to migrate your servers to a newer version of Windows Server. It also ensures an easier migration to the cloud. In addition to this, Storage Space direct has also been improved. In this feature, you can expect more stability and higher speed from the server.
4. Project Honolulu
With the release of Windows Server 2019, Microsoft will formally release their Project Honolulu server management tool. Project Honolulu is a central console that allows IT pros to easily manage GUI and GUI-less Windows 2019, 2016 and 2012R2 servers in their environments. This makes these tasks easier for administrators to manage on a mix of servers in their environment.
Final Words: Of course there are many other features in Windows Server 2019. This short article only covered a few features that are completely new to provide you some insight on what’s covered.