There were rumors that, Microsoft will be dropping off “Command Prompt” in upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update. It was reported that Microsoft is going to favor “PowerShell” once new version Windows 10 is released in April 2017.
How did Command Prompt rumors started
Removing of Command Prompt was wrongly reported by some of the tech sites because of misinterpretation of some of the changes made by Microsoft in Windows 10. Microsoft recently replaced Command Prompt with Powershell in Win+X menu in context menu which appears when you click Shift+Right-Click in black space in File Explorer.
Rumor Busted by Rich Tuner, Senior Program Manager
This fake news is busted by Rich Turner, senior program manager at Microsoft. According to Turner, Command Shell is vital part of Windows environment and Microsoft is in no mood to remove it. In his blog post he states that :
The Cmd shell remains an essential part of Windows, and is used daily by millions of businesses, developers, and IT Pro’s around the world.
- Much of the automated system that builds and tests Windows itself is a collection of many Cmd scripts that have been
- created over many years, without which we couldn’t build Windows itself!
- Cmd is one of the most frequently run executable on Windows with a similar number of daily launches as File Explorer, Edge and Internet Explorer!
- Many of our customers and partners are totally dependent on Cmd, and all it’s quirks, for their companies’ existence!
Reasons for elevation of PowerShell.
As Turner, has clarified that Command Prompt will stay with Windows 10. But PowerShell is more powerful and has room for improvements. On the other hand Command Prompt has reached saturation point of development and cannot be improved more. So, PowerShell will be getting more future-proof features and capabilities in coming future.