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We will continue bringing you the same great content, from the same great contributors, on our new platform. Until then, you can access our new content on either https://aka.ms/askpfeplat as you do today, or at our new site https://aka.ms/CISTechComm. Please feel free to update your bookmarks accordingly!
Why are we doing this? Simple really; we are looking to expand our team internally in order to provide you even more great content, as well as take on a more proactive role in the future with our readers (more to come on that later)! Since our team encompasses many more roles than Premier Field Engineers these days, we felt it was also time we reflected that initial expansion.
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Hello Everyone! Allen Sudbring here again, PFE in the Central Region, with an update to a blog post that I did on the Windows Subsystem for Linux and Bash On Ubuntu, found here,(link: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askpfeplat/2016/05/02/installing-bash-on-ubuntu-on-windows-10-insider-preview/).
It’s been awhile since I posted on this topic and I wanted to update everyone with the exciting new options with the Windows Subsystem for Linux and different Linux distributions that are now available in the Windows store for download.
First, a little history. Back before the Windows 10 Anniversary update, we introduced the Windows Subsystem for Linux in the Windows Insider Preview. It was a new feature that allowed users to install a full Linux bash shell in windows. Introducing this feature made the reality of an all in one administration/developer workstation a reality. The need to run a Linux VM to access the Linux tools or other work arounds that have been used throughout the years to port Linux tools to Windows were no longer needed.
The install before did not have the option of multiple Linux distributions as well as choosing those distributions from the Windows Store
Instead of re-inventing the wheel, docs.microsoft.com has a great article on how to install the Windows Subsystem for Linux on Windows 10, as well as the exciting news of the ability to install the WSL on Windows Server starting with version 1709.
Windows Subsystem for Linux Documentation
Windows 10 Installation Guide
Windows Server Installation Guide
I encourage everyone to check out this new feature, especially if you manage Linux and Windows Server or do cross-platform development!!