Installing and using the Windows Package Manager - winget

Installing and using the Windows Package Manager - winget

The Windows Package Manager is fantastic. I have tried it out, and I like it. Here's how to get up and running with it, and run your first commands. I'll walk through a couple of things: Installing winget on a Windows Insider editionInstalling winget on a non-insider Windows editionInstalling winget on a Windows Insider editionWhen I am publishing this article, in May 2020, the winget tool is in preview. If you are on a Windows Insider build, you can install it from the Microsoft Store. You will most likely know if you're on the Insider build, and therefore I'll leave…

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Automating Software Installations with Boxstarter and Chocolatey

Automating Software Installations with Boxstarter and Chocolatey

If there's something I really dislike in my software development routines, it's installing the actual software I use to develop. You know what I mean - you don't want to install Visual Studio and wait for that only to realize that as soon as it's done you have to launch the next thing and wait for it. During the last few years I've actually used PowerShell to automate much of my installation processes, but as new releases of software comes out I've had to update them accordingly and test them. I now use Chocolatey and Boxstarter in these scenarios: Re-installing…

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