One of my all time favourite tools on Windows is Putty, because with it, I can connect to Linux boxes and servers, which is where I can actually work 😉
SSH, the Secure Shell Host protocol, is the default type of connection you have to a Linux servers text based console interface and is frequently used for remote administration.
Putty supports multiple methods of authentication, through keys and passwords and can save a list of your preferred hosts. Also it doesn’t require any installation, so you can download and run it without granting any permissions.
Even though the website looks like it’s 10 years old, the last update to Putty itself was made last month. If you ever have to connect to a Linux server, have a look at Putty