Looking Forward: Microsoft Support for Secure Shell (SSH)

[UPDATE]: Read more about our detailed plans, roadmap, and where you can play with the in-progress code here.  As Microsoft has shifted towards a more customer-oriented culture, Microsoft engineers are using social networks, tech communities and direct customer feedback as an integral part on how we make decisions about future investments. A popular request the… Read more

It’s a Wrap! Windows PowerShell 1.0 Released!

Today at the keynote at ITForum in Barcelona, we announced the official release of Windows PowerShell 1.0!   For those of you unfamiliar with Windows PowerShell, it is a best of breed next-generation commandline shell designed from the ground up to be flexible and powerful while still remaining easy to use. Many thanks go to our… Read more

OpenSSH for Windows Update

Back in June, we announced our intentions to bring SSH to Windows by supporting and contributing to the OpenSSH community.  Our objective was to not only port OpenSSH so that it worked well on Windows, but to openly contribute those changes back into the portable version of OpenSSH.  Of the many options available, one clearly… Read more

Decision Input Requested: -EQ with Characters

We are struggling with whether or not to make a change in our comparison operators and would like feedback from the community. Here is the documentation about comparision operators:   All comparison operators are case-insensitive by default. To make a comparison operator case-sensitive, precede the operator name with a “c”. For example, the case-sensitive version of “-eq” is “-ceq”…. Read more

Windows PowerShell 1.0 for Windows Vista

As Jeffery promised to you folks, today we have offically released Windows PowerShell 1.0 for Microsoft Windows Vista. Thanks to everyone for patiently waiting for this release. To download Windows PowerShell 1.0 for Windows Vista, please visit the following links: Download Windows PowerShell 1.0 Installation for X86 Edition Download Windows PowerShell 1.0 Installation for X64… Read more

Introducing the Windows PowerShell ISE Preview

Today I’m pleased to share some exciting new plans that will change how we develop the PowerShell ISE so that it keeps up with the evolving needs of our users.  Those of you who saw the teaser at the end of the announcement of PowerShell for Visual Studio Code, this is the follow-up you’ve been… Read more

Windows PowerShell RC2 Now Available

Windows PowerShell RC2 Now Available Today Microsoft announced the availability of Microsoft Windows PowerShell RC2, the command line shell and scripting language that helps IT Professionals achieve greater productivity and control of system administration. Using a new admin-focused scripting language and consistent syntax and utilities, Windows PowerShell accelerates automation.  Windows PowerShell is easy to adopt, learn,… Read more

Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.1 Released

Update March 28, 2017: WMF 5.1 in Microsoft Update Catalog Update January 27, 2017: .Net version info updated. We are pleased to announce that we are releasing the Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.1 via the Microsoft download center.  Update 3/28/2017: WMF 5.1 is also available for most supported Windows versions in the Microsoft Update Catalog,… Read more

Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview April 2015 is now available

We’re excited to announce Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview April 2015, a new package introducing new andexciting management technologies, is now available for download on the Microsoft Download Center! This Windows Management Framework (WMF) preview includes everything from WMF 5.0 Preview February 2015 plus some new features. The following table provides an overview of the… Read more