Windows Terminal is a more modern command-line tool that has many additional features. A major benefit of WT is the multiple tabs feature.
Other benefits of Windows Terminal include Unicode / UTF-8 character support, GPU-accelerated text rendering, and the ability to create your own themes & shortcuts.
This blog post contains a demo on how to install Windows Terminal, with an added tip on how to open PowerShell as Administrator using Windows Terminal.
I’m installing using Chocolatey, the Windows package manager. Note, a reboot is required post-install.
# install windows terminal chocolatey choco install microsoft-windows-terminal
Search and open Windows Terminal.
Click the drop-down to open new tabs and you’re good to go.
Run the command below and a new Windows Terminal will open.
# Run PowerShell as administrator with Windows Terminal Start-Process -Verb RunAs cmd.exe '/c start wt.exe -p "Windows PowerShell"'
And here’s a typical command that would require admin elevation.