Microsoft today announced the preview version of Microsoft Build of OpenJDK, a free long-term support distribution of OpenJDK that is open source and available for anyone to deploy anywhere. This release includes binaries for Java 11, based on OpenJDK 11.0.10 + 9, on x64 server and desktop on macOS, Linux and Windows. Microsoft has also released an Early Access binary for Java 16 for Windows on ARM, based on the latest version of OpenJDK 16 + 36.
Microsoft plans to support Java 11 at least until 2024. And Microsoft plans to release OpenJDK 17 binaries by the end of this year as soon as Java 17 is finalized. Later this year, Microsoft will make Microsoft Build of OpenJDK the default distribution of Java 11 in services managed by Azure.
Microsoft deploys over 500,000 Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) in-house – excluding all Azure services and customer workloads – with needs ranging from core microservices to big data systems, message brokers, services streaming events and game servers. Over 140,000 of these Java virtual machines are already based on the Microsoft version of OpenJDK.
You can read more about OpenJDK’s Microsoft Build from the link below.