Require License Acceptance Support in PowerShellGet

PowerShellGet version 1.5.0 has added support for module publishers to require explicit license acceptance from users before installing a module. This feature has been requested by several of our partners, in order to meet their legal requirements. If a user installs, updates, or saves a module using PowerShellGet, and the publisher of that module requires… Read more

Navigate Azure Resources Just Like a File System

At Microsoft Ignite (around 8:15 min), we announced the Public Preview of PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell.  A unique feature of PowerShell experience in Azure Cloud Shell is navigation of Azure resources via the Azure drive (Azure:).  Today, we are making this feature available on PowerShell Gallery as well as making the source code available… Read more

Polaris – simple Microservices using only PowerShell

Polaris – Simple Microservices using only PowerShell Polaris is a cross-platform, minimalist web framework for PowerShell Core 6. With 6 lines of code, you have your very own webserver running and ready to accept requests – all within PowerShell: New-GetRoute -Path “/json” -ScriptBlock { $json = @{ Hello = “World”; TestingTesting = @(1,2,3); } $response.Json(($json… Read more

DSC Resource Kit Release October 2017

We just released the DSC Resource Kit!This release includes updates to 6 DSC resource modules. In these past 6 weeks, 52 pull requests have been merged and 39 issues have been closed, all thanks to our amazing community! The modules updated in this release are: SecurityPolicyDsc SharePointDsc xAdcsDeployment xComputerManagement xNetworking xSqlServer For a detailed list… Read more

PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell (Preview) is now publically available in Azure Portal

Yesterday, at IGNITE 2017, we announced the public availability of PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell. With the addition of PowerShell in Cloud Shell, alongside Bash in Azure Cloud Shell, you now have the flexibility to choose the shell experience that works best for you. Thank you to our private preview users who helped shape the… Read more

DSC Future Direction Update

PowerShell Core and DSC PowerShell is open sourced and moving over to .Net Standard 2.0 for the reasons outlined in Jeffrey’s blog post. Like PowerShell, PowerShell Desired State configuration (DSC) needs to meet customers in this multi-platform, multi-cloud, multi-OS world where they live. In Joey’s blog post, he outlined what this means to the future… Read more

Windows PowerShell 2.0 Deprecation

We recently announced that Windows PowerShell 2.0 is being deprecated in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Deprecation is a process whereby technologies or applications are marked as legacy, signalling to users that they may be removed in the future, and that should move away from them and towards newer alternatives. We do not currently… Read more

DSC Resource Kit Release August 2017

DSC Resource Kit Release We just released the DSC Resource Kit! This release includes updates to 10 DSC resource modules. In these past 6 weeks, 91 pull requests have been merged and 74 issues have been closed, all thanks to our amazing community! The modules updated in this release are: SecurityPolicyDsc xCertificate xComputerManagement xDhcpServer xDnsServer… Read more

PSSwagger – Automatically generate PowerShell cmdlets from OpenAPI (f.k.a Swagger) specification

As a PowerShell enthusiast or DevOps professional, have you ever thought of having a tool that automatically generates PowerShell cmdlets to manage or access a RESTful Web Service? We are happy to share PSSwagger – the PowerShell Cmdlet generator for OpenAPI based web services. At PowerShell Conference Europe 2017, Jeffrey first showcased PSSwagger, and today… Read more

PowerShell Documentation Migration

  Hi, I’m Zach Alexander and I’m a PM on the PowerShell Team working on documentation. I wanted to let you know that there will be a brief downtime for online PowerShell documentation. This downtime will occur on August 2nd and shouldn’t last more than a few hours. We will start around 4:30pm Pacific and… Read more