Is the Essentials version dead as of the release of Windows Server 2022?

Robert Page 21 Reputation points
2021-08-26T20:37:08.237+00:00

I've read on some pretty reputable websites that the release of Windows Server 2022 will only include the editions as follows:

Standard
Datacenter
Datacenter Azure

Can anyone confirm this?

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  1. Limitless Technology 39,476 Reputation points
    2021-08-27T10:50:15.547+00:00

    Hi ,
    Yes you have heard it right WS 2022 will be available in three versions:

    1. Windows Server 2022 Standard,
    2. Data centre
    3. Data centre Azure.

    https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2021/03/02/announcing-windows-server-2022-now-in-preview/

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  2. Robert Page 21 Reputation points
    2021-08-27T13:36:32.027+00:00

    The reason I asked is because I heard it would be offered via OEMs. It looks like that is the case. Essentials 2022 will only be offered through OEMs and on single socket servers with a maximum of 10 physical cores, meaning it has also gone from socket-based licensing to per core licensing.

    Thank you for confirmation on the VL piece.