Windows Server Datacenter preview build 26236 is now available in Azure

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Windows Server Datacenter

The Windows Server Datacenter: Azure Edition preview build 26236 is now available in Azure, causing quite a stir among the tech community. The technology gods have given us a new toy, particularly for Windows Server Insiders – a few weeks after Windows Server 2025 Preview Build 26227.

This fresh release is not an ordinary update; it has been optimized for Azure. So, if you are already familiar with the Azure environment, this version is a good match for you. If you prefer the Desktop experience or the Core one, both have surprises stored in them.

Now, you may ask, what makes this build so unique? The answer is that it’s crafted to enhance Azure operations. This build could be perfect if you want a smoother and more effective experience with your Azure-managed services.

Microsoft wants everyone to have a chance to try it out, so it’s offering a preview of what’s coming in Windows Server 2025 Datacenter: Azure Edition.

For those interested, there is much information on Microsoft Docs about Azure Automanage under the preview section: Windows Server VNext Datacenter (Azure Edition). If you like to be up-to-date and know first, looking at the announcement in the Microsoft Community Hub may help you get a jumpstart.

This release is an update and a preview of the future of server management in Azure. So, if you’re as interested as me, why not give it a go? Who knows, this might be the update that changes how you handle servers in Azure. Keep in mind, though, that it is only a preview build. While it is an exciting look at what’s to come, some issues still need ironing out.

But isn’t this a fun part? You can test, give feedback, and shape the future of Windows Server Datacenter: Azure Edition. Let’s start exploring what this build offers!

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