What's New in Windows Server version 1809
Applies To: Windows Server (Semi-Annual Channel)
To learn about the latest features in Windows, see What's New in Windows Server. This topic describes some of the new features in Windows Server, version 1809.
Container networking with Kubernetes
Container networking with Kubernetes in Windows Server 2019 greatly improves usability of Kubernetes on Windows by enhancing platform networking resiliency and support of container networking plugins. Additionally, customers deploying workloads on Kubernetes network security to protect both Linux and Windows services using embedded tooling.
Group managed service accounts for containers
Windows Server, version 1809 has improvements in the scalability and reliability of containers that use group managed service accounts (gMSA) to access network resources.
Host device access for containers
Simple buses can be assigned to process-isolated Windows Server containers. Applications running in containers that need to talk over SPI, I2C, GPIO, and UART/COM are now able to do so.
In addition to features that are new in Windows Server version 1809, the following new features and capabilities for Windows Server 2019 also apply to Windows Server version 1809:
- Container improvements
- Kubernetes support
- Linux containers on Windows
- Low Extra Delay Background Transport (LEDBAT)
- Network performance improvements for virtual workloads
- Server Core App Compatibility feature on demand (FOD)
- Storage Migration Service (SMS)
- Storage Replica
- System Insights
- Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)
- Windows Defender ATP Exploit Guard
- Windows Time Service