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Ned Pyle has made the announcement that Windows Server Preview Build 26040 is now available to Windows Insiders. This build comes with a number of new features as well as an official brand name, which is now known as Windows Server 2025.





Announcing Windows Server Preview Build 26040

Heya folks,  Ned here again. We've resumed the Windows Server Insider program after our winter break and there's a new build, new features, and - finally - the official branding: Windows Server 2025

 New features in 26040

 Windows Server 2025 and Insider Previews

  1. SMB over QUIC now available in Windows Server Insider Datacenter and Standard editions 
  2. SMB alternative ports in Windows and Windows Server Insider
  3. SMB Firewall changes in Windows and Windows Server insider 
  4. SMB client encryption mandate now supported in Windows Insider 
  5. SMB over QUIC client access control now supported in Windows Insider 
  6. SMB NTLM blocking in Windows and Windows Server Insider 
  7. SMB dialect management in Windows and Windows Server Insider
  8. SMB signing required by default in Windows and Windows Server Insider
  9. The beginning of the end of Remote Mailslots 
  10. SMB insecure guest auth now off by default in Windows Insider Pro editions 
  11. SMB authentication rate limiter now on by default in Windows and Windows Server Insider 
  12. SMB1 now disabled by default for Windows 11 Home Insiders builds 

 Until next time,

 - Ned Pyle