Tar and Curl Come to Windows!

Beginning in Insider Build 17063, we’re introducing two command-line tools to the Windows toolchain: curl and bsdtar. It’s been a long time coming, I know. We’d like to give credit to the folks who’ve created and maintain bsdtar and curl—awesome open-source tools used by millions of humans every day. Let’s take a look at two… Read more

Migrating local VM owner certificates for VMs with vTPM

Whenever I want to replace or reinstall a system which is used to run virtual machines with a virtual trusted platform module (vTPM), I’ve been facing a challenge: For hosts that are not part of a guarded fabric, the new system does need to be authorized to run the VM. Some time ago, I wrote… Read more

WSL Interoperability with Docker

We frequently get asked about running docker from within the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). We don’t support running the docker daemon directly in WSL. But what you can do is call in to the daemon running under Windows from WSL. What does this let you do? You can create dockerfiles, build them, and run… Read more