An absolute ton of new announcements has been coming out of this week's Microsoft Build 2020 virtual conference for Windows developers. While cool, most of them are a little thin for individual reports—so we'll get you up to speed on them in this roundup, with links out to each topic if you're interested in more.
Windows Terminal goes 1.0
Windows Terminal 1.0 settings are modified in a very Linux-y way—by editing a big JSON-formatted text file, which pops up in Notepad when accessed from the Settings menu. [credit: Jim Salter ]
As Windows 10—and Server 2019—pack in more and better command-line functionality, one of the parts of the overall experience that began looking shabby by comparison is the terminal itself.
Windows Terminal seeks to change that, and it's just gone 1.0. The terminal itself is open source and is available for perusal and/or hacking at Github under the MIT license . Microsoft's own announcement makes a point of individually crediting 14 contributors by name and acknowledging hundreds more, which is a more-than-welcome sea change for those of us old enough to have lived through the Halloween Documents era.