Docker for Windows public beta now available for download

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Back in March, Docker launched a private beta for Docker for Windows to bring a native Docker experience to Windows making it easier for developers to work with Docker in Windows. Over seventy thousand developers were part of the private beta. Docker is today announcing the release of public beta of Docker for Windows.

An integrated, easy-to-deploy environment for building, assembling, and shipping applications from a Windows PC, Docker for Windows is a native Windows application with a native user interface and auto-update capability, deeply integrated with Windows native virtualization, Hyper-V, networking and file system, making it faster and more reliable than previous ways of getting Docker on a Windows PC.

The major features you get are:

  • A faster and more reliable native development environment by using hypervisor support built into each platform. (No more VirtualBox!)
  • In-container debugging and development by improving volume support to automatically notify Docker Engine when a file changes and update it in the container. This allows you to get started developing with just a text editor and Docker, without having to install run-times and dependencies.
  • Native networking that lets Docker for Windows work easily with VPNs.

Download it here for Windows.

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