Windows Server 2022 introduces advanced multi-layer security, hybrid capabilities with Azure, and a flexible application platform. To be a part of this release, secured-core capabilities is brought to help protect hardware, firmware, and Windows Server OS capabilities against advanced security threats. Secured-core server builds on technologies like Windows Defender System Guard and Virtualization-based Security to minimize risk from firmware vulnerabilities and advanced malware. The new release also provides secured connectivity that introduces several new capabilities such as faster and more secure encrypted HTTPS connections, industry standard SMB AES 256 encryption and more.
Windows Server 2022 improves hybrid server management with improved VM management, an enhanced event viewer, and many more new competitive capabilities in Windows Admin Center. In addition to this, this release contains remarkable improvements to Windows containers, such as smaller image sizes for faster download, simplified network policy implementation and containerization tools for .NET applications.