Microsoft announced they will contribute to the OpenSSH project, so the connectivity between Linux and Windows gets a boost.
Windows users are using tools like PuTTY for years now & this is a good solution to communicate with Linux/Unix servers/desktops, but in the near future it will be possible to use PowerShell for SSH communication.
According to this MSDN Blog posting “SSH solutions are available today by a number of vendors and communities, especially in the Linux world. However,there are limited implementations customers can deploy in Windows production environments. After reviewing these alternatives, the PowerShell team realized the best option will be for our team to adopt an industry proven solution while providing tight integration with Windows; a solution that Microsoft will deliver in Windows while working closely with subject matter experts across the planet to build it. Based on these goals, I’m pleased to announce that the PowerShell team will support and contribute to the OpenSSH community.”
Microsoft already tried to support SSH in PowerShell in the past, but due to culture-clashes between management & developers this didn’t happen earlier.