In a post talking about how the company is splitting features, support and availability between different editions of Windows Server, Microsoft also has provided new details about how the Semi-Annual Channel pieces have fallen into place based on usage metrics…
The Semi-Annual Channel releases will focus on modern application platform and other innovation scenarios such as containers and micro-services. While some infrastructure roles, such as Hyper-V, may be available, the full range of HCI and SDDC scenarios will be the focus of the LTSC channel and not the Semi-Annual Channel. Windows Server 2016, the latest LTSC release, is the recommended version today for Storage Spaces Direct and HCI scenarios.
Customers interested in specific scenarios for Semi-Annual Channel and LTSC, should observe the following changes:
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