Microsoft takes a big step ahead by adopting OpenSSH support for the Windows PowerShell. This will enable users to log into Windows and execute commands and use software remotely over an encrypted connection. Previous efforts to adopt SSH for Windows were reportedly struck down by higher ups in Microsoft's chain of command during Steve Ballmer's tenure.
"The PowerShell team [will] adopt an industry-proven solution while providing tight integration with Windows; a solution that Microsoft will deliver in Windows while working closely with experts across the planet to build it," wrote Microsoft group software engineering manager Angel Calvo.
"I’m pleased to announce that the PowerShell team will support and contribute to the OpenSSH community."
PowerShell's SSH support will allow users to "interoperate between Windows and Linux – both Linux connecting to and managing Windows via SSH and, vice versa, Windows connecting to and managing Linux via SSH."