Recently, Microsoft announced the preview of the Microsoft Build of OpenJDK, a new LTS distribution of OpenJDK that is open source and available for free for anyone.

The distribution includes binaries for Java 11, based on OpenJDK 11.0.10+9, on x64 server and desktop environments. The company is also publishing a new Early Access binary for Java 16 for Windows on ARM, based on the latest OpenJDK 16+36 release.

Microsoft said that binaries for Java 11 have passed the Java TCK for Java 11, which is used to verify compatibility with the Java 11 specification. And, this Microsoft Build of OpenJDK is a simple drop-in replacement for any other OpenJDK distribution available in the Java ecosystem.

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