Package Management Preview – March 2016 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 include the functionality of those that shipped with WMF 5.0 RTM. 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 RTM or upgrade to Windows 10.

This preview will not install if previous version is already installed. You must uninstall the previous version of Package Management Preview MSI using the steps mentioned in the release notes.

With this PackageManagement preview, you can do the following:

  • Software Discovery, Install and Inventory with PackageManagement
  • PowerShell Module Discovery, Install and Inventory with PowerShellGet
  • PowerShell Script Discovery, Install and Inventory with PowerShellGet

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

Manikyam Bavandla
Senior Software Engineer
Windows PowerShell Team