Server 2020 preview

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    That time again - Server 2020 available for download

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windowsinsiderpreviewserver
     
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    I haven’t had a chance to download this, but I’d be interested in seeing the new features. Don’t ask why, but I’ve always been an OS enthusiast
     
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    Haven't run a non Linux server for years, surprised anybody still uses Windows as a server.
     
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    Honestly, I think it's just because its mostly GUI driven (unless you are using Windows Server core), and easier to administer for a larger number of people because of this. Also the likes of powershell practically reads like plain english, even I can understand it, so scripting for it is a doddle a lot of the time. There was a time I'd have worried about MS, but the way they've cornered the desktop OS market, for business certainly, O365 and now Azure being a major cloud provider, I think Windows Server has no worries long term (disclaimer, I'm no expert)

    'In 2019, the Windows operating system was used on 72.1 percent of servers worldwide, whilst the Linux operating system accounted for 13.6 percent of servers. Compared to 2018, both companies experienced an increase to their overall market share.'

    Source Statista which may or may not be accurate. Not used them before
     
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    Azure runs on Linux. Cloud virtual machines and containers are mostly linux, also most website and databases run on Linux.
     
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    I wonder if perhaps that stats site isn't very accurate, although I still see the majority of my customers running larger numbers of windows server. Always linux too but I think also perhaps the windows support teams can be less expensive than *nix teams. Very similar to Azure..... Certforums runs on Linux :)
     
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    Windows servers are still out there – corporate following for Remote Desktop Services etc. won’t be disappearing anytime soon.

    For some customers I have removed all servers now as Office 365 with Azure AD is enough for them and much easier to manage under the current working conditions.
     
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