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 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,
As of Windows 10 build 18298, when you open the properties page of any Console window, you’ll notice an additional “Terminal” tab. Click on this tab and you’ll see several new settings for some experimental features we’re working on for future OS releases:
Important Note: These settings are “experimental”,
In this post, we’ll discuss the improvements we’ve been making to the Windows Console’s internal text buffer, enabling it to better store and handle Unicode and UTF-8 text.
Many of you have been asking for Windows Console to support zoom. Well, today is your lucky day! 😜 Install today’s Windows 10 Insider build #18272 and you can!
How does one perform this magic? After upgrading to Win10 Insider build #18272 or later,
In this, the fourth post in the Windows Command-Line series, we’ll discuss the new Windows Pseudo Console (ConPTY) infrastructure and API – why we built it, what it’s for, how it works, how to use it, and more.
Welcome to the third post in the Windows Command-Line series. In this post, we’ll start to dig into the internals of the Windows Console and Command-Line, what it is, what it does … and what it doesn’t do!
Welcome to the second post in this “Windows Command-Line” series. In this post we’ll discuss some of the background & history behind the Windows Command-Line. Specifically, we’ll explore its humble origins in MS-DOS, to its modern-day incarnation supporting tools like PowerShell and Windows Subsystem for Linux.
This is the first of a series of posts in which we’ll explore all things command-line – from the origins of the command-line and the evolution of the terminal, to what we’re doing to overhaul and modernize the Windows Console & command-line in future Windows releases.
Setting up a dev box should be easy and fast. At BUILD 2018 we announced a collaboration with Chocolatey and Boxstarter. The project founders discuss the collaboration in the following video.
Improving Machine Setup
Have you set up a new dev machine and found it was frustrating or time consuming?