Welcome back to another release of the Windows Terminal! We have switched to the Windows version syntax, so this is the September 2019 release (1909). As always, you can download the latest release of the Terminal from the Microsoft Store or from the GitHub releases page.
The time has come for another update to the Windows Terminal! Windows Terminal Preview v0.4 is now available in the Microsoft Store and on GitHub!
And for those interested in more detail, please review the Terminal v0.4 release notes.
Profiles.json is Now in LocalState
The profiles.json file has been moved from the RoamingState folder to the LocalState folder.
Windows Terminal Preview v0.3 has been published to the Microsoft Store! If you have previously installed the Terminal from the Store, you will receive this update automatically.
If you’ve not yet installed Terminal from the Microsoft Store, now would be a great time because it contains some MAJOR improvements and updates!
The Windows Terminal can now connect you to the Azure Cloud Shell!
We have a new default profile – the Azure Cloud Shell, which will allow you to access your Azure directories/tenants through the Windows Terminal app itself.
If you already have Windows Terminal installed
Your settings will not automatically update with the new default profile (since the file does not regenerate every time you open up Windows Terminal),
The Windows Terminal preview is now in the Microsoft Store!
The Windows Terminal is the new, powerful, open source terminal application that was announced at Build 2019. Its main features include multiple tabs, Unicode and UTF-8 character support, a GPU accelerated text rendering engine,
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,
Recently, customers in an enterprise environment have asked if there is a way to install WSL without an internet connection. These companies had some machines that would benefit from having WSL, but don’t have an internet connection for security, logistics, or other reasons.
Today, we’re excited to announce that Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux Distro is now available in the Windows Store and can be downloaded and installed on any Windows 10 Insider build = #16215!
Note: Because Windows 10 Insider builds are essentially weekly snapshots of the next version of Windows 10 as it’s being built,
We’re REALLY excited about this announcement and think many of you will be too 😉
Update – May 2019 Windows 10 version 1903 has now been released and allows an important update to WSL that allows Windows applications and tools to access Linux files directly. To do this, WSL hosts a new P9 fileserver, which exposes distro filesystems to Windows apps and tools via \\wsl$\<DistroName>\!