Microsoft announces it will phase out support for VBScript starting in the second half of 2024

It has been announced that Microsoft will gradually discontinue support for the programming language

VBScript starting in the second half of 2024.

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VBScript is a programming language introduced by Microsoft in 1996 and was designed to run on Internet Explorer.

However, from around 2019, its operation in Internet Explorer began to be disabled, and in 2023, Microsoft positioned VBScript as 'deprecated. ' The reason for this is that 'more powerful and versatile scripting languages have emerged.

Microsoft has announced that it will phase out VBScript in October 2023.

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In May 2024, it was announced that the phase-out would begin in the second half of 2024.

According to Microsoft, VBScript will be phased out in three stages.

In Phase 1, which will begin in the second half of 2024, VBScript on Demand (VBScript FOD) will be installed by default on all Windows 11 operating systems. This will ensure that migration efforts such as applications and processes that depend on VBScript are not affected.

Phase 2 will begin around 2027, when VBScript FOD will no longer be enabled by default. Applications with dependencies will be required to migrate by this time.

Phase 3 is yet to be determined, at which point VBScript will be fully phased out and removed from Windows.

Microsoft recommends migrating from VBScript to PowerShell or JavaScript.

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