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