Tech Preview 4

The latest preview of Windows Server 2016 has been released, it brings many new features including options for Containers and Nano Server.

Download it from the Evaluation Center: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-technical-preview

Windows 10 1511

Aka. Threshold 2 was released, pulled, and re-released, apparently because of some privacy settings. Windows Insiders got it a little earlier and so it landed on my Surface Pro 3. It leaves much more of a stable impression than "RTM" and fixed most of the problems I had.

OpenSSH comes to Windows

Yes, that's right, some folks at Microsoft heard the calls and started a project on GitHub, aiming to bring OpenSSH to the Windows-world. The wiki page at GitHub has some info about installing, which is quite simple:

Once downloaded, run the following commands from an administrative PowerShell:

Expand-Archive .\OpenSSH-Win32.zip

cd .\OpenSSH-Win32\OpenSSH-Win32\

.\ssh-keygen.exe -t ecdsa -f ssh_host_ecdsa_key

.\sshd.exe install

Start-Service sshd

And don't forget to create a firewall rule:

New-NetFirewallRule -Protocol TCP -LocalPort 22 -Direction Inbound -Action Allow -DisplayName SSH

Then I was able to connect from my MacBook:

Find more info, a wiki and the download over at GitHub: https://github.com/PowerShell/Win32-OpenSSH

Visual Studio Code

A free, cross platform code editor with interesting language support.

https://code.visualstudio.com

 

Have fun,

Tom

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