Windows Server just celebrates the 30th birthday! 🥳🎂🍾🎈
Can you believe it? It’s been 30 years since Windows Server was first released to the world. That’s three decades of innovation, evolution, and transformation in the world of computing. Windows Server has come a long way since its beginnings as Windows NT 3.1 in 1993. It has powered millions of businesses, organizations, and individuals across the globe, enabling them to do more, to scale up and out, to secure and manage their data, and to unleash their creativity and productivity.
On July 27th, 1993, Microsoft introduced the first version of Windows Server in the Windows NT family – Windows NT Server 3.1. As you know Windows Server was always an important part of my career as well as a big part of this blog here and it will be for a long time to come.
My first touch point with Windows Server was with Windows Server 2000 which I am sure many of you started much earlier than this. My first blog post about Windows Server I wrote in 2009, this was also shortly after I started blogging. Now my latest blog post I wrote was last week on July 20, 2023 was about the latest Windows Server 2022 Azure Edition and the new Hotpatching feature for Desktop Expierence.
Just from these dates you can see how much innovation was put into Windows Server over the years. There were many releases of Windows Server to address the different challenges of customers and help them innovate.
Jeff Woolsey (Principal Program Manager at Microsoft wrote a fantastic blog post about the history, future and the birthday of Windows Server, check it out on Tech Community!
In all these years I had some great and funny stories with Windows Server, one of them is when I found some Windows Server 2003 servers which had an uptime of over 900 days (almost 3 years). Now, I am not saying that not installing security updates and not rebooting your servers is good practice, but wow great uptime ;).
I am sure many of you have some great and funny Windows Server stories out there, if you want, share them in the comments below.
So with that, happy 30th birthday Windows Server! 🥳Tags: Birthday, Cloud, Datacenter, Hyper-V, Microsoft, Microsoft Azure, Virtualization, Windows, Windows Server Last modified: July 28, 2023