Microsoft has quietly added beta versions of an SSH client and server to the next major update of Windows 10. The SSH client and server will allow admins and developers to securely connect to other systems without needing a third-party app like the popular PuTTY.
Over the years we have seen Microsoft transform from a fairly closed company to one that embraces and supports open source software and standards.
This move isn’t unexpected but is another step in that direction.
With OpenSSH baked in, it becomes for developers to create secure conecrins between systems for transferring data and issuing commands.
The feature can be enabled through the “Add a feature” option on systems running the Windows 10 Fall Update.