Building a GitHub Dashboard using PowerShell, AzureStorageTable, AzureFunction, and PowerBI

Last week, I published a PowerShell Community Dashboard and today, I’m going to share the code and cover some of the learnings.The code is published as a module on the PowerShell Gallery. Make sure you get v1.1 as I found an issue where if you’re not a member of the PowerShell Org on GitHub, you… Read more

Installing latest PowerShell Core 6.0 Release on Linux just got easier!

As we continue our journey from Alpha releases and eventually to Beta, you can continue to download the latest releases from our GitHub repository. However, our goal has always been to enable installation through popular existing Linux package management tools like apt-get and yum.I am pleased to announce that we have now published PowerShell Core… Read more

PowerShell Open Source Community Dashboard

Since going cross-platform and open source on GitHub, I’ve wanted to know how we are doing as a community and who the top contributors we should recognize are. The available GitHub graphs are not sufficient as they focus on commits, and there are many other ways for the community to contribute to PowerShell. Certainly receiving… Read more

DSC Resource Kit Release January 2017

We just released the DSC Resource Kit! This release includes updates to 8 DSC resource modules, including 11 new DSC resources. In these past 6 weeks, 71 pull requests have been merged and 37 issues have been closed, all thanks to our amazing community! The modules updated in this release are: AuditPolicyDsc xDismFeature xExchange xHyper-V xNetworking… Read more

Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.1 Released

Update March 28, 2017: WMF 5.1 in Microsoft Update Catalog Update January 27, 2017: .Net version info updated. We are pleased to announce that we are releasing the Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.1 via the Microsoft download center.  Update 3/28/2017: WMF 5.1 is also available for most supported Windows versions in the Microsoft Update Catalog,… Read more

PowerShell Core Community Call #2 – Jan 26, 2016

tl;dr: Our next PowerShell Community Call is January 26th, 2017 @ 9am PST. Hit the bottom of this page for an .ics and a link to the Skype meeting. Hi everyone! I’m proud to announce the 2nd PowerShell Core Community Call. As with the first call, this is a chance for the PowerShell Committee to… Read more

Code Coverage now available for PowerShell Core!

This is the first of a series of posts on PowerShell Core and the tools we use to test it. If you’ve looked at the main project for PowerShell (, you may have noticed a new badge down in the Build status of nightly builds: We are supplying code coverage numbers for our test pass… Read more

DSC Resource Kit Release December 2016

We just released the DSC Resource Kit!Since our last release on November 2, we have added 1 new module, AuditPolicyDsc, which allows you to edit your audit policy subcategories and options. Thank you to Adam Haynes for this great new module! Outside of the DSC Resource Kit, we also recently published an update to GPRegistryPolicy… Read more

Azure DSC extension for Nano Server

NOTE: For information on OS support, and other features, please refer to our release history.   We are proud to announce that the Azure DSC extension now works on Nano Server! You will need to use extension version 2.21 or above, but the functionality and cmdlets remain the same. The extension will take care of adding… Read more

WMF 5.1 Releasing January 2017

Update January 19, 2017: WMF 5.1 has been released via the download center. There is more information on the release in this blog.   We previously announced that the Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.1 would release shortly after the GA release of Windows Server 2016, however the PowerShell team found some issues with upgrades that… Read more