Build 2020: Microsoft announces Windows Terminal 1.0 and PowerToys 0.18

Arif Bacchus

At Build 2020, Microsoft announced Windows Terminal 1.0 for and PowerToys 0.18. The tools make up the company’s new toolkit for developers and those coding apps for Windows 10.

Previously in beta and at last version 0.9, Windows Terminal 1.0 is now becoming stable for enterprise use, according to Microsoft. The company says that with features like multiple tabs, panes, Unicode and UTF-8 character support, custom themes, styles, and configurations, the Windows Terminal can be quite useful. “The Windows Terminal is a modern, fast, and powerful terminal application for users of command-line tools and shells such as Command Prompt, PowerShell, and WSL,” said Microsoft.

In addition, there’s also the announcement of PowerToys 0.18. With this release, Microsoft says it is bringing some highly requested features that users always wanted. These include PowerToys Run and Keyboard Remapper. Users should now be able to quickly access and launch applications.

Other developer news in relation to Windows 10 announced at Build includes the announcement of Project Reunion, a development effort that sets out to allow developers to easily integrate across Win32 and UWP APIs. There are also improvements coming for the Windows Subsystem for Linux, and other tools like a preview of the new Windows SDK .NET package, and launch of C#/WinRT, a tool to create WinRT projections for .NET.