Windows Package Manager 1.3

Today I get to announce Windows Package Manager 1.3 has been released. The team has been adding several enhancements to manifests to improve your package installation experience. We’ve enabled better package version reporting. A new setting allows verbose logs to be on by default. If you run winget --info the system architecture is now ...

Windows Terminal Preview 1.15 Release

Welcome back to another Windows Terminal release! This release updates Windows Terminal to version 1.14 and includes all of the features from this previous blog post. Additionally, Windows Terminal Preview is getting an update to version 1.15 and will include all the features detailed here. As always, you can install Windows Terminal and ...

Windows Terminal Preview 1.14 Release

It's Microsoft Build! We have a Windows Terminal Preview release for you focused on fixing bugs and improving quality. This release also migrates Windows Terminal to version 1.13, which contains the new features defined in this previous blog post. As always, you can install Windows Terminal Preview and Windows Terminal from the Microsoft Store...

Windows Package Manager 1.2

We've been busy improving the Windows Package Manager. Today I have the pleasure of announcing the availability of Windows Package Manager 1.2. It has been released to the Microsoft Store as an automatic update to the "App Installer" this morning if you're running Windows 10 (1809+) or Windows 11. ARM64 Support We've been working to ...

Windows Terminal Preview 1.13 Release

Welcome to the first Windows Terminal release of 2022! This release will add the new features below to Windows Terminal Preview 1.13 and migrate Windows Terminal to version 1.12, which includes all of the features from this previous blog post. The Windows Terminal 1.12 build will be released through the Windows Insider Program before being ...

Windows Wednesday

Hey everyone! We have an exciting new web show planned to launch next year called Windows Wednesday that we'd love to tell you more about. 🙂 What is Windows Wednesday? Windows Wednesday is a weekly 30-minute live web show where we'll talk about anything related to Windows. We'll invite subject matter experts to talk about their tools ...

Windows Terminal as your Default Command Line Experience

Hey Windows Terminal fans! This month we are delivering a servicing release and the next feature release is scheduled for January, so we figured we'd write a blog post discussing Windows Terminal as the default command line experience on Windows and what our future plans are. What is a default terminal? A default terminal is the terminal ...

Connecting USB devices to WSL

I’m a software engineer building tooling for Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code to support C++ embedded device development. These physical devices typically connect to a computer over USB, but we discovered we couldn’t use WSL to test our tools on Linux because it does not support USB. We weren’t alone — support for connecting ...