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Windows Terminal Preview 1.21 Release

Windows Terminal is back with another preview release! Windows Terminal Preview 1.21 introduces long-awaited features like Buffer Restore and fontfall back as well as new experimental features like Scratchpad and the ability to load up an image as a texture. There's also a LOT MORE stuff so check out the rest of this blog post to learn more! ...

Cascadia Code 2404.23

Hello world! We are excited to announce the first major version update of Cascadia Code since the 2111.01 release three years ago! (Wow, time sure flies!) In this new 2404.03 release, we have added support for Quadrants, Sextants, Octants, Large Type Pieces, more legacy computing symbols, and Nerd Fonts to Cascadia Code. Huge shoutouts to ...

Introducing Sudo for Windows!

Introducing Sudo for Windows We're excited to announce the release of Sudo for Windows in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26052! Sudo for Windows is a new way for users to run elevated commands directly from an unelevated console session. It is an ergonomic and familiar solution for users who want to elevate a command without having to first...

Windows Terminal Preview 1.20 Release

Happy New Year! The Windows Terminal team is back with our first preview release of the year! Windows Terminal Preview 1.20 introduces several changes such as the automatic deferral of package updates while Windows Terminal is running, support for colorful and crazy line styles, changes to the way search results are highlighted and LOTS of ...

Self-help support for Azure using Help API : CLI Extension

Today, Azure customers navigate across multiple tools, portals and knowledge bases to troubleshoot Azure incidents. Azure is now introducing Help API, an offering that streamlines and simplifies troubleshooting steps by returning relevant solutions associated with the problem, wherever you need them! Help API empowers you and/or your users to ...

Terminal Chat in Windows Terminal Canary

At Build 2023, we announced that Windows Terminal users will be able to take advantage of natural language AI to recommend commands, explain errors and take actions within Windows Terminal. Since then, we have been listening to customer feedback and iterating on our AI chat experiments in Windows Terminal. The Windows Terminal team is ...

Introducing Windows Terminal Canary

Windows Terminal is distributed in a variety of formats. We are thrilled to announce that we are adding Windows Terminal Canary to the Windows Terminal family. Windows Terminal Canary is a new canary channel of Windows Terminal that ships nightly and includes “hot off the presses” features. This Canary channel gives users the opportunity ...

Windows Terminal Preview 1.19 Release

The Windows Terminal team is back with a new preview release! Windows Terminal Preview 1.19 introduces new features such as Broadcast Input, Web Search, the Suggestions UI and more! We are also updating Windows Terminal to version 1.18 which will include all of the features from this previous blog post. As always, you can install Windows ...

Windows Terminal on Open at Microsoft

Are curious about how the Windows Terminal project got started? Are you interested in open sourcing your own project? Check out this special Open at Microsoft episode where we discuss the history of Windows Terminal and recap the decisions that led to Windows Terminal being an open-source project 🙂 What is Open at Microsoft? Open at ...

Shell integration in the Windows Terminal

Starting in Terminal 1.15 Preview, the Windows Terminal has started experimentally supporting some new "shell integration" features that make the command line easier to use. In earlier releases, we enabled the shell to inform the Terminal about the current working directory. Now, we have added support for more sequences that allow your shell ...