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.

Additional features

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: