Windows 10: Microsoft plans to add containers to Windows 10

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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       02 Dec 2015 #1

    Microsoft plans to add containers to Windows 10

    Microsoft has been public about its plans to add two types of containers to Windows Server 2016. But so far, company officials haven't talked about plans to bring container support to Windows client.

    However, adding containers to Windows 10 looks to be in the cards, as a recent Microsoft job posting makes clear. (Thanks to @h0x0d for tweeting a link to the post.)From the job post seeking a senior program manager for in Microsoft's Redmond operating systems engineering team:

    "There are a large number of client focused scenarios, currently unannounced, where Containers form the core pivotal technology providing security, isolation and roaming ability. To deliver this, we are creating a new team with a mission to impact client computing in the same revolutionary manner we are changing the datacenter.
    "The Senior Program Manager who takes this challenge will own and drive the end-to-end container scenarios across Windows client. This includes driving large cross group initiatives to deliver a complete customer-focused vision. Your stakeholders will include multiple teams within and outside Windows, spanning multiple technologies such as user experience, security, storage, and Networking."

    What would container support in Windows client mean from a security standpoint? Instead of using a virtual machine to run a browser, a user could use a Hyper-V container to isolate the browser from other apps running on the operating system. That could keep attackers from infiltrating other parts of the Windows OS via a browser attack...

    Read more: Microsoft plans to add containers to Windows client, too | ZDNet
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  2.    02 Dec 2015 #1

    I would envision something like a "secure launch" or a "sandbox launch" right-click option on executables. Could be very cool. Looking forward to learning more. I hope whoever takes the job also takes the "complete customer-focused vision" part sufficiently seriously, too.
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  3. Posts : 710
    Windows 10 home 64bit 1511 (OSbuild 10586.63)
       03 Dec 2015 #2

    I think this container thing is very interesting. I'm just a typical person that has a computer at home but it will interesting to see what happens with this.
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