Introducing Sudo for Windows!
Windows Command Line
by Jordi Adoumie
2M ago
Introducing Sudo for Windows We’re excited to announce the release of Sudo for Windows in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26052! Sudo for Windows is a new way for users to run elevated commands directly from an unelevated console session. It is an ergonomic and familiar solution for users who want to elevate a command without having to first open a new elevated console. We are also excited to announce that we are open-sourcing this project here on GitHub! We’re working hard to add more information about the project in the GitHub repo and will be sharing more details about our plans in the com ..read more
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Windows Terminal Preview 1.20 Release
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by Christopher Nguyen
2M ago
Happy New Year! The Windows Terminal team is back with our first preview release of the year! Windows Terminal Preview 1.20 introduces several changes such as the automatic deferral of package updates while Windows Terminal is running, support for colorful and crazy line styles, changes to the way search results are highlighted and LOTS of usability updates and bug fixes! We are also updating Windows Terminal stable to version 1.19 which will include all of the features from this previous blog post. As always, you can install Windows Terminal and Windows Terminal Preview from the Microsoft Sto ..read more
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Self-help support for Azure using Help API : CLI Extension
Windows Command Line
by Nithya Sivam
3M ago
Today, Azure customers navigate across multiple tools, portals and knowledge bases to troubleshoot Azure incidents. Azure is now introducing Help API, an offering that streamlines and simplifies troubleshooting steps by returning relevant solutions associated with the problem, wherever you need them! Help API empowers you and/or your users to access rich, Azure curated self-help solutions, diagnostics and troubleshooters from your preferred interface, without the need to create a support case, thereby putting the power of troubleshooting issues in your own hands, within minutes from when the i ..read more
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Terminal Chat in Windows Terminal Canary
Windows Command Line
by Christopher Nguyen
5M ago
At Build 2023, we announced that Windows Terminal users will be able to take advantage of natural language AI to recommend commands, explain errors and take actions within Windows Terminal. Since then, we have been listening to customer feedback and iterating on our AI chat experiments in Windows Terminal. The Windows Terminal team is committed to transparency, and we want to give the open-source community an opportunity to help us define what AI looks like in a terminal application. As a result, we are open sourcing our work on Terminal Chat, our AI chat feature. Open sourcing this feature wi ..read more
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New enterprise-grade security controls for the Windows Subsystem for Linux
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by Craig Loewen
5M ago
The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) has added new enterprise-oriented features that will help you deploy, monitor, and configure WSL safely within your organization’s setting. Virtual Machine-based environments, like WSL, can be difficult to manage security for in enterprise business settings. We’ve listened to your feedback and have developed new features to enhance this specific scenario, enabling any Enterprise to use WSL securely and reliably. WSL has these new capabilities which you can learn more about below: Monitor WSL Distros with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE) Manage WSL an ..read more
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Introducing Windows Terminal Canary
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by Christopher Nguyen
6M ago
Windows Terminal is distributed in a variety of formats. We are thrilled to announce that we are adding Windows Terminal Canary to the Windows Terminal family. Windows Terminal Canary is a new canary channel of Windows Terminal that ships nightly and includes “hot off the presses” features. This Canary channel gives users the opportunity to try new and experimental features before those features go into Windows Terminal Preview. Windows Terminal Canary can be installed side-by-side with Windows Terminal stable and Windows Terminal Preview. The Canary channel is also our least stable channel ..read more
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Windows Terminal Preview 1.19 Release
Windows Command Line
by Christopher Nguyen
7M ago
The Windows Terminal team is back with a new preview release! Windows Terminal Preview 1.19 introduces new features such as Broadcast Input, Web Search, the Suggestions UI and more! We are also updating Windows Terminal to version 1.18 which will include all of the features from this previous blog post. As always, you can install Windows Terminal and Windows Terminal Preview from the Microsoft Store, from the GitHub releases page, or by using winget. Let’s talk about these new Windows Terminal Preview 1.19 features and how to set them up! Broadcast Input Broadcast Input allows the contents of ..read more
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Windows Subsystem for Linux September 2023 update
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by Craig Loewen
7M ago
There is a new release for the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) with new features and bug fixes! Check out the summary below, and read on to learn more about new experimental features, and some significant quality improvements. Experimental features We know that WSL is used for a wide array of workflows and we want to help you get the best performance and quality experience from these workflows. That’s why we are introducing new features listed below as experimental features, so you can try them and provide us feedback and we will make the features you love as default! Here’s the summary of ..read more
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Walkthroughs in the Windows Terminal Repository
Windows Command Line
by Mike Griese
8M ago
Note: You can also watch a video version of this blog post on Open at Microsoft. Driving open-source contributions in large projects can be a challenge. As a new contributor, you might have a great idea for a new feature, or want to help fix a nagging bug, but you don’t know where to start. Even with a small project, it can be difficult to find the right place to start writing code. As a maintainer, you might know exactly where to start working on a feature or a bug fix. You might even have a good idea of how to implement it. But, you don’t have the time to write up a detailed guide for ever ..read more
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Shell integration in the Windows Terminal
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by Mike Griese
10M ago
Starting in Terminal 1.15 Preview, the Windows Terminal has started experimentally supporting some new “shell integration” features that make the command line easier to use. In earlier releases, we enabled the shell to inform the Terminal about the current working directory. Now, we have added support for more sequences that allow your shell to semantically describe parts of the terminal output as a “prompt,” a “command,” or “output.” The shell can also indicate whether a command has succeeded or failed. This is a guide to some of the shell integration features we’ve rolled out as of Terminal ..read more
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