Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 currently removed from Download Center

Updated 02/24/2016 – Today, we have republished the Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 RTM packages for Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 SP1 to Microsoft’s Download Center. Updated 02/08/2016 – Thank you for your continued patience. We have fixed the offending PSModulePath issue and tested it… Read more

ScriptAnalyzer v1.2.0 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of v1.2.0 of ScriptAnalyzer – a significant release with many updates to help and documentation content, fixes to the built-in default rule set based on community feedback, support for consuming PowerShell content as streams, improvements in Custom Rule support, Engine error handling and numerous community contributions.You can grab… Read more

Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 RTM is now available

Updated 02/24/2016 – Today, we have republished the Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 RTM packages for Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 SP1 to Microsoft’s Download Center. Updated 02/08/2016 – Thank you for your continued patience. We have fixed the offending PSModulePath issue and tested it… Read more

Improving the PowerShell feedback experience with UserVoice

Since the early days of PowerShell 1.0, the PowerShell Team has been using Connect to manage customer feedback, feature requests, and bug reports, enabling us to have a continued pulse on the needs of the PowerShell community. However, in responding to your feedback, we also realize that Connect is starting to show its age and… Read more

PowerShell SDK Reference Assemblies Available via NuGet.org

  The PowerShell team is pleased to announce that the references assemblies for PowerShell versions 3, 4, and 5 are now available as packages on NuGet.org. Previously, PowerShell SDK reference assemblies were part of the Microsoft Windows Platform SDK for the specific release of Windows. Placing these assemblies on NuGet.org as packages associated with the… Read more

PowerShell Tests released on GitHub

The PowerShell team is excited to make its first release of our test code on GitHub. This project represents a selection of tests that the PowerShell team uses when testing PowerShell. In the more than 12 years of active development on PowerShell, we have created (and continue to use) many different script based test frameworks…. Read more

Recent updates to DSC Resource Kit

We would like to share with you a summary of changes which happened in DSC Resource Kit over last few weeks. Since we’ve posted about the updates here last time, we’ve accepted 38 pull requests, closed 33 issues, updated 7 modules and added 4 new resources! Two resources were added to xNetworking module (xDNSConnectionSuffix and… Read more

PowerShell Language Design – Request for Comments

For a while now, we’ve been thinking about how to better incorporate the community into the PowerShell language design process.  We believe this would improve PowerShell by:  Ensuring we prioritize on language features that the community cares about. Helps us understand where to focus our efforts on features most important to the community and not spend time building language features that won’t be used. Getting diverse feedback during design and not after features… Read more

Announcing PowerShell language support for Visual Studio Code and more!

Today I am very happy to announce Developer Preview releases of two new projects that I hope will take your PowerShell development experience to the next level. Write and debug PowerShell scripts in Visual Studio Code! The first release is a new extension for Visual Studio Code which provides improved PowerShell language support including IntelliSense,… Read more

The New Home of DSC Documentation

I’m pleased to announce that our official PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) documentation now has a new home on MSDN. We heard your feedback loud and clear, and began working on a documentation platform that reflects our customer-focused approach to addressing that feedback with improvements to the content and structure of the DSC documentation. These… Read more