Microsoft releases Windows Server vNext Insider Preview Build 18298

Microsoft have released a new server build for Windows Insiders testing server builds. The build is 18298 (the same as the current 19H1 PC build) and expires July next year.

Here are the changes with this release:

What’s New

In this preview build we are adding support for Network Policies using Tigera Calico for Windows Containers.  The latest Tigera Calico for Windows bits are included in Tigera Essentials — for access to the latest release, contact Tigera by email at [email protected]

We’re releasing the full set of 38 server language packs to Insiders for the first time. Use DISM or LPKSETUP commands to install on Windows Server core. Language packs will only install on a matching build.

We have new innovations in networking that we will announce in the early new year, please stay tuned.

The expiration date for this preview is July 5th, 2019.

Available Content

Windows Server vNext Semi-Annual Preview The Server Core Edition is available in the 18 supported Server languages in ISO format and in English only in VHDX format.

Windows Server Core App Compatibility FoD Preview

Windows Server Language Packs

Use the following keys for activations:

  • Server Standard: V6N4W-86M3X-J77X3-JF6XW-D9PRV
  • Server Datacenter: B69WH-PRNHK-BXVK3-P9XF7-XD84W


About the author Ian Dixon:
Ian Dixon is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), founder of tech site and producer of the weekly The Digital Lifestyle Show podcast. Ian has been writing and talking about Windows for over 10 years and has over 20 years in IT as an IT Manager. Ian has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook and over 4 million views on his YouTube channel.

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