Deploy from Azure Marketplace on Arc-enabled Azure Stack HCI (preview)
Windows Server 2022 Datacenter: Azure Edition images will be available in the Azure Marketplace for Arc-enabled Azure Stack HCI, making it easy to try, buy, and deploy using Azure certified images.
Azure Edition (initial release)
This section lists the features and improvements available in Windows Server Datacenter: Azure Edition with the release in September 2021.
Azure Automanage – Hotpatch
Hotpatching, part of Azure Automanage, is a new way to install updates on new Windows Server Azure Edition virtual machines (VMs) that doesn’t require a reboot after installation. More information can be found at the Azure Automanage documentation.
SMB over QUIC
SMB over QUIC updates the SMB 3.1.1 protocol to use the QUIC protocol instead of TCP in Windows Server 2022 Datacenter: Azure Edition, Windows 11 and later, and third party clients if they support it. By using SMB over QUIC along with TLS 1.3, users and applications can securely and reliably access data from edge file servers running in Azure. Mobile and telecommuter users no longer need a VPN to access their file servers over SMB when on Windows. More information can be found at the SMB over QUIC documentation and SMB over QUIC management with Automanage machine best practices.