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Microsoft adds OpenSSH support to Windows Server 2019 and Windows 10

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Microsoft is adding support for OpenSSH client and server to its Windows Server 2019 and Windows 10 version 1809.

The tech giant had announced the preview of Windows Server 2019 in March this year, which became generally available in October.

It is the latest version of Windows Server that addresses four important customer challenge areas: hybrid workloads, security, application platform, and hyper-converged infrastructure.

OpenSSH is the open source version of Secure Scripting Host (SSH) tools used to administer Linux and other non-Windows operating systems for cross-platform management of remote systems.

The OpenSSH comes with a set of client and server solutions used to enable secure remote login, remote file transfer, and public or private key pair management. Originated as a part of the OpenBSD project, the OpenSSH is now powering several ecosystems including BSD, Linux, macOS, and Unix.

Microsoft is adding OpenSSH to Windows Server 2019 to enable enterprises to use a consistent set of tools for remote server administration. It will prove to be a very useful addition for enterprises that work across a wide range of operating systems.

The company had added Win32 of OpenSSH in Windows Server version 1709 and Windows 10 Fall Creators Update as pre-release feature.

When Microsoft released the Windows 10 version 1803 in April this year, it added OpenSSH as a supported feature on-demand component. But this feature was still not supported on Windows Server.

With today’s update, OpenSSH support is now available as a feature on-demand with Windows Server 2019 as well.

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Earlier this month at Microsoft Connect(); 2018 conference, the tech giant announced the availability of first preview of Visual Studio 2019.

Microsoft is focusing on making the Visual Studio faster to open, work with projects stored in git repositories, integrating Live Share for improved collaboration between teammates, and powering IntelliSense with artificial intelligence (AI).

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