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Microsoft has made its Windows Server 1903 widely available. The operating system is available in the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) for anyone with Software Assurance. Subscribers of Visual Studio can get 1903 by downloading it from the download page of Visual Studio Subscriber. However, these versions are only for development and testing, and not for production use.

Server 1903 is a biannual channel feature update for Windows Server, reports ZDNet. 1903 includes updates around containers, improvements in application compatibility in Server Core and new features for the related GUI-based Windows Admin Center app.

In the field of containers, Microsoft has added support for Windows Server containers in Kubernetes. Before April this year, Windows Server workloads on Kubernetes were still in preview. GPU acceleration support for Windows containers has also been added, as well as several scalability improvements.

Microsoft added two Feature on Demand (FOD) additions in the area of compatibility. These are intended to improve application compatibility with Server Core, which is the recommended Server operating system for production. The two FOD additions are Task Scheduler and Hyper-V Manager.

Windows 10 update

Microsoft today also made its major update of Windows 10 available through the official Windows Update channel. Anyone who clicks on manual update will receive the update immediately. You can also install the update by hand. The Windows 10 May 2019 Update needs twice as much storage as before. The operating system now needs 32GB of storage instead of the 16GB it needed earlier.

The Windows 10 May 2019 Update comes with several new features. For example, the operating system has been given a light theme as a counterbalance to the dark theme from the previous update. It is also possible to log in without a password, which is also possible in all other Microsoft apps.

In terms of security, the Windows Sandbox has been added. This makes it possible to test software in a container without affecting the operating system. The start menu has also been streamlined with fewer tiles and ready-to-use folders.

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