Microsoft Server 2019 Preview has NO Essentials Role!! Say it isn't so!!


Just downloaded Microsoft Server 2019 Preview 17623 for testing. I manage lots of Small Business customers and the 'Essentials' Role is a great tool. Perfect for small clients. Never thought I'd say it, but I actually like it better than the venerable SBS Platform.

But the Essentials Role is GONE in 17623!

Anyone have any 'insider' knowledge on this? Are they just 'working on it' and (hopefully) going to add it back to the next Preview? Or are they just throwing SMBs under the bus?
Sal SoricePresidentAsked:
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Ok "It ain't so"!  There you are!

Oh and just to back that up:
"The LTSC will be available in all editions and deployment models (Core, GIU, Nano) Standard, Datacenter, Essentials etc."

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Sal SoricePresidentAuthor Commented:
Masq, thanks for the comment!  I saw that on the blog. I'm hoping that means that the essentials role will be in the next preview. Just disconcerting that it is not in a preview that is pretty close to availability date!
☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
The focus is very clearly on Core,  maybe LTSC isn't near ready yet. Publicly though they've made it clear that WSE will continue into 2019 albeit to a much reduced revision schedule.
☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Sal, this one needs closing, are you happy enough with my comment?
Sal SoricePresidentAuthor Commented:
Masq, Sorry, I thought I closed this question. Myapologies.
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