Windows Server Insider vNext Preview Build 18298 is now available

Laurent Giret

Microsoft has just announced the release of Windows Server vNext Insider Preview Build 18298. This build is for the next Semi-Annual Channel release for the server OS, which should be named Windows Server version 1903.

There are a couple of new features in this build including support for Network Policies using Tigera Calico for Windows Containers, and you can learn more below. We invite you to check the full blog post for more details on bug fixes and known issues

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

As usual, Windows Server Insiders can get this latest build from the Windows Server Insider Preview download page. Microsoft mentioned that it plans to introduce new networking features in early 2019, and we’ll let you know as soon as we get more information.