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Windows Terminal Preview

Microsoft released a preview of its new Windows Terminal facility this week. Now, you can download and install it from the Microsoft Store. This brand-new Windows Terminal Preview requires Windows 10 build 18362 or later. Read more: Windows Terminal Microsoft Store Preview Release In fact, Windows Terminal is an open source project hosted on GitHub.

Check Out PowerShell V7.0.0-preview.1

Earlier this year — April 7, 2019 to be specific — MS announced PowerShell 7. Earlier editions of this development fork had been called “PowerShell Core” to distinguish it from the built-in version included with Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. But with the introduction of PowerShell 7, MS wants to foster what it calls

PowerToys Returning to Windows 10

Last week, Ms unveiled a GitHub repository named PowerToys. Though that repository has no releases just yet, the overview mentions (and links to) the Windows 95 era PowerToys project (Wikipedia), and announces a planned reboot for later this year (Summer 2019). First in the planned series of upcoming PowerToys rebooted will be: + Maximize to

A New Open Source and Integration Mindset at Microsoft

By joining the Open Invention Network (OIN), as announced two weeks ago, Microsoft clearly shows that a new mindset, new approach has taken over. My partner Ed said in one of our recent Teams meetings that it marks the company’s “post-Ballmer” era. Erich Andersen, Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel said this on the Azure

Microsoft gets EU approval for GitHub Acquisition

Today, the European Union has unconditionally approved Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub. Here’s a longish quote from the press release: The Commission found that the combination of Microsoft and GitHub’s activities on these markets would raise no competition concerns because the merged entity would continue to face significant competition from other players on both markets. The Commission also