Yesterday, Microsoft announced the new name for its Client Operating System: Windows 10. What was also announced was the upcoming features to be introduced in the next version of Windows Server and System Center. Windows Server 10 will be released in a technical preview for the public today. Also a technical preview of System Center is expected, with the exception of of System Center Configuration Manager for which a technical preview is expected in H1 next year.
For Windows Server Microsoft plans to introduce:
- Support for rolling upgrades from older Hyper-V versions to the new Hyper-V version
- A network controller able to manage both virtual and physical networks
- Synchronous storage replication
- Storage Quality of Service (QoS)
- OpenGL and OpenCL support for Remote Desktop
- Time based access with fine-grained privileges
- New application publishing capabilties
For System Center Configuration Manager Microsoft is planning:
- Support for client deployment, upgrade and management of Windows 10
- Windows Intune will be able to manage Windows 10 devices via Mobile Device Management
- Support for the new servicing model in Windows Server
Microsoft also plans to update its current System Center versions in order to (partly) support the new Operating Systems.