Presentation: Making the Windows Command-Line Great Again!

Track: Operating Systems: LinuxKit, Unikernels, & Beyond

Location: Windsor, 5th flr.

Duration: 1:40pm - 2:30pm

Day of week: Wednesday

Level: Intermediate

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The command-line is an essential tool for many developers and administrators, on any machine and any operating system. Attend this session to learn how Microsoft has been overhauling the Windows command-line experience in Windows 10, making it easier than ever to run Windows tools alongside Linux tools in the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and on containers in Docker for Windows, or in the cloud. Yes, Microsoft. THAT Microsoft. No, we're not kidding! :)

Speaker: Tara Raj

Program Manager @Microsoft

Tara is a Program Manager at Microsoft working on the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). Previously, she worked on the V1 of new tools for SQL Server on Linux including SQL Operations Studio and the mssql-scripter CLI. Her passion for the command line and Linux has transferred over to her work on WSL. Fun fact: a lot of the Windows Console code is older than her.

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Speaker: Rich Turner

Senior Program Manager @Microsoft

Rich is a Senior Program Manager who returned to Microsoft in March 2016 to "Make Windows Command Line Great Again" (MWCLGA). Rich is so old he's worked on too many things to list, but highlights include the computerized weapon aiming systems, graphics accelerators, recruitment systems, UK Government Gateway, Windows Communication Foundation (nee "Indigo"), Windows CardSpace, and Visual Studio 2005-2010, HBO GO, Windows Subsystem for Linux, and Windows Console. Any jokes about grey hair/beard will be met with scorn!

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