vNext Windows Server vNext Exchange vNext


What is vNext?

VNext, also known as the new version of the framework .NET, is an innovative solution developed by Microsoft. vNext introduces changes to the .NET platform. These changes consist of providing a high degree of modularization, an easier transition of applications to the cloud, and the ability to choose the platform on which the applications can run.

Modularization in vNext

One of the biggest changes to the .NET platform is the complete modularity that vNext offers. While with .NET, users are required to install the .NET framework globally to run the applications, with vNext, users ca deploy applications across multiple operating systems and environments. The modularization of vNext is a great feature for companies seeking implementing more flexible, maintainable and scalable software development.

Windows Server vNext

Windows Server vNext is the next and improved version of Windows Server. The main improvements over the standard server operating system consist in enhanced performance and scalability, better security, hybrid cloud integration, and improved storage and virtualization. With Windows Server companies can respond more adequately to growing workloads and can run more efficiently demanding applications. In terms of security, Windows Server vNext comes with built-in security features that protect users from cyber threats. As a more advanced version of Windows Server, Windows Server vNext offers integration with cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure. This feature allows companies to effectively build hybrid could environments that combine on-premise solutions with cloud services. The enhancements to Windows Server vNext’s Windows Admin Center provide easier overall management. Users can also automate repetitive tasks through the PowerShell integration. Lastly, the virtualization that Windows Server vNext provides optimizes the storage usage so that companies can meet their fluctuating workload demands.

Exchange Server vNext

Microsoft has announced the release of Exchange Server vNext as a successor of Exchange Server 2019. The release is scheduled for the second half of 2025, however currently there is not enough confirmed information about new or improved features.