DevOps in the Spotlight

W10 Fast Focus: Don't Fear the Command-Line


1:30pm - 1:50pm

Level: Introductory

Brian A. Randell

Staff Developer Advocate


The “DOS box”, CMD, PowerShell, the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) are all on Windows. With all these command line choices, what does one due? Windows is all about the GUI right? Why should you care? In this quick tour, Brian will take you from nothing to something and show you some wonderful things you can do to live a heterogeneous developer lifestyle at the command-line using PowerShell and bash.

You will learn:

  • Why the command-line
  • Ways to use PowerShell
  • Ways to use WSL