Microsoft is releasing the first ever Windows Insider build for Windows Server. The company has been releasing Windows 10 Insider builds for the PC, Mobile devices, and even IoT devices for a few years now. With today’s release, Microsoft is also bringing its Windows Insider program to the server. Getting access to the Windows Insider previews for Windows Server is a bit different than usual — you’ll first need to register for Windows Insider for Business here, and then download the latest build here.
In terms of the features, Microsoft is adding a lot of improvements to Windows Server wth build 16237. Microsoft made a couple of improvements to container networking, and there are also improvements in time accuracy. Microsoft says the company has also optimized the base image for the Windows Server Core which means it will now save over 20% download and on disk space. There’s a lot of interesting stuff included in build 16237 if you are someone who works with Windows Server, so be sure to check out the full changelog (and the known issues) here.
I am personally not expecting Microsoft to release updates to the Windows Server Insider Preview as frequently as previews for Windows 10 PCs or Mobile devices, and that’s perfectly fine, to be honest. Microsoft’s Windows Insider program did amazingly well for the company on the PC and phone, so it’ll certainly be fascinating to see how it does on the server.