Azure DSC extension for Nano Server

NOTE: For information on OS support, and other features, please refer to our release history.   We are proud to announce that the Azure DSC extension now works on Nano Server! You will need to use extension version 2.21 or above, but the functionality and cmdlets remain the same. The extension will take care of adding… Read more

WMF 5.1 Releasing January 2017

We previously announced that the Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.1 would release shortly after the GA release of Windows Server 2016, however the PowerShell team found some issues with upgrades that could affect a small set of our customers.  We are resolving these issues now, and target early January for the release of WMF 5.1 to the… Read more

Join our first PowerShell Core Community Call – Dec 8, 2016

tl;dr: We’re having a PowerShell Core Community Call with the PowerShell Committee and you should join us! Hit the bottom of this page for an .ics and a link to the Skype meeting. The PowerShell Team loves feedback. Whether it’s fielding your Windows PowerShell suggestions and bugs through our Windows Server UserVoice, answering your quick… Read more

Tips and Tricks from PowerShell Core Validation

It has been a privilege for the CAT team to work with customers and the PowerShell team to validate early builds and experiences with PowerShell Core. Some of the customers involved were key influences on the whitepaper, The Release Pipeline Model Applied to Windows Server and Microsoft Cloud. As a result, validation has included many… Read more

Join the PowerShell 10th Anniversary Celebration!

This coming Monday, November 14th, PowerShell will have been shipping for 10 years, so the team is going to celebrate with a day-long event, running from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (PST). This will be streaming live and shown world-wide on the home page for Channel9.msdn.com.   We’ll have segments on PowerShell and SQL, PowerShell and… Read more

DSC Resource Kit November 2016 Release

We just released the DSC Resource Kit! Since our last release on September 21, we have added 1 new repository, PSDscResources, which will serve as the new home of the in-box DSC resources from the PSDesiredStateConfiguration module. This new module now has over 75,000 downloads from the PowerShell Gallery! Wow! Read more about PSDscResources in… Read more

PSScriptAnalyzer Community Call – Oct 18, 2016

Please join PSScriptAnalyzer community call on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:00 AM PDT via Skype or telephone. You can find the meeting agenda here. Skype Click the following link to join the meeting via Skype. Join online meeting Phone Dial +1-323-849-4874 to join the meeting via telephone. OR To join the meeting through a local… Read more

New Home for In-Box DSC Resources

We have just released a new DSC module called PSDscResources. The aim of this module is to serve as the new home of the in-box PSDesiredStateConfiguration module open-sourced on GitHub. This allows us to accept contributions for the in-box resources from our wonderful DSC community and release these resources more frequently outside of the Windows… Read more

New Social Features on Gallery

We are excited to announce new social features on the PowerShell Gallery: share buttons and discussion boards.   Share Buttons We have added share buttons on each item page. You can now share items in the gallery on your social networks. The buttons are located on the side panel of the page. Click on the… Read more

PowerShellGet and PackageManagement in PowerShell Gallery and GitHub

As of today, PowerShellGet is an open source project, and both the PowerShellGet and PackageManagement modules are available in the PowerShell Gallery. Moving PowerShellGet to Open Source PowerShellGet is now a repo under github.com/PowerShell. Of course, the PackageManagement module is already open-sourced as it is part of the OneGet project.  Check out the new PowerShellGet repo at github.com/PowerShell/PowerShellGet…. Read more