• Hyper-V for Developers on Windows 10

      Hyper-V is more known as a server virtualization technology; however, since Windows 8, it is also available in the client operating system. In Windows 10, Microsoft improved the experience drastically to make Hyper-V an excellent solution for developers and IT Pros.
       
      Microsoft Hyper-V, codenamed Viridian, is a native (type 1) hypervisor that directly runs on the hardware, compared to VMware Workstation, VirtualBox, and other type 2 or hosted hypervisors. It was first released in Windows Server 2008, and it allows you to run virtual machines on x86-64 systems.

      As mentioned, with Windows 10, Microsoft optimized Hyper-V for developers. Hyper-V allows developers to quickly spin up development virtual machines on Windows 10 with excellent performance, but it is also used in a couple of other development features as a back-end technology, like the Android Emulator, the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 or Docker Containers. In this article, we will have a quick look at what Hyper-V on Windows 10 can over for developers.
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    • Install Powershell Module from Github Repository

      Hi there!

      The latest years Powershell started expansion to other platforms and now works on Windows, Linux, and MacOS (I even managed to start it on raspberry Pi Debian distro).

      And nowadays the main way for installing modules is PowerShell Gallery but in some situations, it still convenient to install modules directly from the source (the main reason — the main PowerShell modules repo configured to MyGet or NugetServer).

      And it can be painful to install Module from GitHub — you should download archive, find modules folder extract archive content and then copy module folder to the Powershell Profile directory.

      Moreover — people like me don't want to create a separate repository for each module (yes, I like the Release-Flow approach) so download and extract only the modules you are like -it even more difficult.
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    • Connect to Windows via SSH like in Linux

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      The most depressing thing for me is to connect to Windows hosts. I'm not an opponent or a fan of Microsoft and their's products. Every product has its own purpose. But it is really painful for me to connect to Windows servers, because of 2 points: it is hard to configure (Hi WinRM with HTTPS), and it is really unstable (Hello RDP to VMs across the ocean).

      Fortunately, I found the project Win32-OpenSSH. I realized that I want to share my experience with it. I believe it will help somebody and save a lot of nerves.


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    • Windows Terminal Build 2019 FAQ

        Last week, Microsoft held its Build 2019 conference at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Build is a large event with several thousand people from around the world attending to learn all about the current, newest, and future developer-oriented tech coming from Microsoft.


        We had the pleasure of meeting so many of you at our booth and answering all your questions!


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      • Introducing Windows Terminal

          We are beyond excited to announce Windows Terminal! Windows Terminal is a new, modern, fast, efficient, powerful, and productive terminal application for users of command-line tools and shells like Command Prompt, PowerShell, and WSL.



          Windows Terminal will be delivered via the Microsoft Store in Windows 10 and will be updated regularly, ensuring you are always up to date and able to enjoy the newest features and latest improvements with minimum effort.


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