Instead of getting the fanfare of a personal blog post announcement that Windows 10 April Update did, the Windows Server version got an addendum.
A Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel update post from March 29, 2018, got the following simple, one-sentence update…
UPDATE: Windows Server, version 1803 will be generally available for Software Assurance customers on May 7, 2018. You can access the VLSC portal on that date to download the bits.
So, the next iteration of Windows Server will also be available for delivery the first of May. Why didn’t Windows Server get the same exaltation?
Just some logical speculation, but, considering Microsoft is trying to move its customers to the cloud, and considering the massively positive results of its revenue reporting on April 26, 2018 led by cloud services – Microsoft really doesn’t want customers running their operations on-premises anymore. This has actually been clear for some time.
Microsoft has stated that Windows Server 2019 will deliver in the second half of 2018, but customers should fully expect the balance of on-premises versus hybrid cloud migration services to tilt very drastically toward Azure.
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