I’m pleased to announce that the Community Technology Preview #2 (CTP2) is available for download.
Windows Management Framework 3.0 CTP2 makes some updated management functionality available to be installed on Windows 7 SP1 & Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Windows Management Framework 3.0 contains Windows PowerShell 3.0, WMI & WinRM.
IMPORTANT: If you have WMF3.0 CTP1 installed, you must uninstall it before installing CTP2.
Overview of changes since WMF 3.0 CTP1
1. Customer Reported Bug Fixes
Many customer reported bugs have been fixed since the WMF 3.0 CTP1. The release notes contains a list of bug titles, but please check Connect for full details.
2. Single Command Pane in Windows PowerShell ISE
The Command and Output panes in Windows PowerShell ISE have been combined into a single Command pane that looks and behaves like the Windows PowerShell console.
3. Updatable Help
The WMF 3.0 CTP1 release notes described a new Updatable Help system in Windows PowerShell 3.0 and included a copy of the help content. The Updatable Help system is now active on the Internet. To download and update help files, type: Update-Help.
4. Windows PowerShell Workflows
A number of enhancements have been made in the scripting experience for Windows PowerShell Workflows, including new keywords: Parallel, Sequence & Inlinescript. A document describing these changes will be published to the download page shortly.
5. Remote Get-Module
The Get-Module cmdlet now supports implicit remoting. You can now use the new PSSession and CIMSession parameters of the Get-Module cmdlet to get the modules in any remote session or CIM session. A number of other module enhancements are listed in the release notes.
Feedback & Bugs
We welcome any feedback or bug submissions to the Windows PowerShell Connect site: http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell
This software is a pre-release version. Features and behavior are likely to change before the final release.
This preview release is designed to enable the community to experience and review the preliminary designs and direction of key features Windows PowerShell 3.0 and to solicit feedback before features are finalized.
For an interesting post describing what to expect with a CTP, read this very old post from Jeffrey
Travis Jones [MSFT]
Program Manager – Windows PowerShell