Windows Terminal with Tabs, on Steroids

At Microsoft Build last week, one of the many announcements was a new Windows Terminal.

If you spend anytime as an IT Support Person/ DevOps type role and you checkout that second link above you’ll be mightily keen for this new Terminal.

Tabs in a Terminal Window YES (heck I remember paying for a product to provide that to me in a browser) 15+ years ago; a Terminal Window that is a standard command prompt (with Unicode Support) YES; a Terminal Window for cross platform, CMD, PowerShell, PowerShell Core, Windows Subsystem for Linux DAMN YES. … [Keep reading] “Windows Terminal with Tabs, on Steroids”

Windows 10 Domain Join + AAD and MFA Trusted IPs

Background

Those who have rolled out Azure MFA (in the cloud) to non-administrative users are probably well aware of the nifty Trusted IPs feature.   For those that are new to this, the short version is that this capability is designed to make it a little easier on the end user experience by allowing you to define a set of ‘trusted locations’ (e.g. your corporate network) in which MFA is not required.
This capability works via two methods:

  • Defining a set of ‘Trusted” IP addresses.
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Getting started with Ubuntu on Windows (Windows Subsystem for Linux)

This week I was building in Azure a Linux Server (Ubuntu 14). I’d deployed my new Ubuntu Server and I went to connect to it. But I was on a brand new laptop. No tools with SSH installed. Damn. As I was about to go and get my usual windows favorite SSH tools I remembered a session of Build 2017 and Microsoft starting to talk more loudly about Windows Subsystem for Linux. Yes, Ubuntu on Windows, with SUSE and Fedora coming soon.… [Keep reading] “Getting started with Ubuntu on Windows (Windows Subsystem for Linux)”

Fixing the Windows 10 Insider 14946 Bitdefender Update Issue

I have been part of the Windows 10 Insider program for some time now, and as usual the time had come around again to install the latest fast ring update 14946.
However, when I went to download the update via the usual windows update channel, I found I could not download the update at all. (Or the bar showed zero progress).
I started to go looking for an explanation and came across the following post on the Microsoft Forum site.… [Keep reading] “Fixing the Windows 10 Insider 14946 Bitdefender Update Issue”

Windows 10 – First Look: Scaling on the Surface Pro 3

As a fellow Surface user, I love my device.

The surface is a great device, which packs plenty of performance for heavy duty workloads such as running guest virtual machines or 3d rendering. It’s also extremely light which is great for work meetings and note taking on the go. You could say the Surface is great for any task that you can throw at it, almost…

Remember the first time you plugged your brand spanking new Surface into an external display to enable a little more desktop real estate in the office?… [Keep reading] “Windows 10 – First Look: Scaling on the Surface Pro 3”

Installing Windows 10 Technical Preview Build

Windows 10 Technical Preview build has been released since 1st October 2014. It was quoted as the “most comprehensive platform”, ever.

Currently, there is variant of Windows 10, Professional and Enterprise. You can get the professional version via here and the enterprise version via here.

Both includes “seamless” upgrade from Windows 7 including bringing over your profile and most apps.

As here, I am sharing my journey to Windows 10 technical preview. And I welcome any feedback and comment.… [Keep reading] “Installing Windows 10 Technical Preview Build”