The End of an Era: Microsoft Phases Out VBScript for JavaScript and PowerShell

Microsoft said on Wednesday that it will phase out Visual Basic Script (VBScript) in favor of more sophisticated options like JavaScript and PowerShell starting in the second half of 2024.

More potent and adaptable scripting languages like JavaScript and PowerShell have emerged as a result of technological advancements over time, according to Microsoft Program Manager Naveen Shankar. These languages are more appropriate for contemporary web development and automation activities because of their wider range of features.

The IT giant first declared that starting in October 2023, VBScript would be phased retired.

Originally released by Microsoft in 1996 as a Windows system component read more Microsoft Phases Out VBScript for JavaScript and PowerShell.

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