Package Management Preview for PowerShell 4 & 3 is now available

We’re excited to announce the availability of Package Management related PowerShell modules targeted for PowerShell 4 and PowerShell 3. The MSI based installer can be downloaded from Microsoft Download Center!

This preview consists of modules PackageManagement (formerly known as OneGet) and PowerShellGet. The versions of these modules exactly match those that shipped with WMF 5.0 August Production Preview. Since this preview contains only PowerShell modules, you do not need to reboot after installation.

This preview installs exclusively on systems running PowerShell 4 or PowerShell 3 only. This preview will not install on any systems running PowerShell 5 (including Windows 10) which already ship with these modules. If you plan to move to PowerShell 5, we advise you to skip installing this preview and instead install our WMF 5.0 August Production Preview or upgrade to Windows 10.

With PackageManagement, you can do the following:

        Manage a list of software repositories in which packages can be searched, acquired, and installed

        Discover software packages you need

        Seamlessly install, uninstall, and inventory packages from one or more software repositories

We hope this preview will enable you to easily discover and install modules from PowerShell Gallery as well as publish your modules to PowerShell Gallery.

You can read more about these modules in the releases notes.

On behalf of everyone contributing to these modules, we hope you enjoy this Preview release.

Krishna C Vutukuri
Principal Software Engineering Manager
Windows PowerShell Team