Regular cadence for PowerShell Core Community Call

tl;dr: PowerShell Core Community Calls are on the third Thursday of every month at 9:30am Pacific Time (note, this is currently PDT). Use this .ics file (right-click and select Save Target/Link As in order to download the file correctly) to avoid missing one. Hi everyone! After three successful PowerShell Core Community Calls, we’re switching to a… 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

Tips and Tricks from PowerShell Core Validation

It has been a privilege for the CAT team to work with customers and the PowerShell team to validate early builds and experiences with PowerShell Core. Some of the customers involved were key influences on the whitepaper, The Release Pipeline Model Applied to Windows Server and Microsoft Cloud. As a result, validation has included many… Read more

Join the PowerShell 10th Anniversary Celebration!

Update: For those of you looking for the videos of this event, you can find all of them on the PowerShell 10 Year Anniversary event page on Channel9. This coming Monday, November 14th, PowerShell will have been shipping for 10 years, so the team is going to celebrate with a day-long event, running from 8:00 am… Read more

PowerShellGet and PackageManagement in PowerShell Gallery and GitHub

As of today, PowerShellGet is an open source project, and both the PowerShellGet and PackageManagement modules are available in the PowerShell Gallery. Moving PowerShellGet to Open Source PowerShellGet is now a repo under github.com/PowerShell. Of course, the PackageManagement module is already open-sourced as it is part of the OneGet project.  Check out the new PowerShellGet repo at github.com/PowerShell/PowerShellGet…. Read more

PowerShell on Linux and Open Source!

Since its inception in 2002 PowerShell has been deeply influenced and improved by the passion and needs of our community. As an example, 80 contributors filed bugs and issues on the “alpha” release. Since that time we, together, have built a strong PowerShell community that supports each other, provides Summits and Conferences and gives great feedback… Read more

Windows PowerShell is now “PowerShell”: An Open Source Project with Linux support – How did we do it?

Hello everyone, My name is Angel Calvo, I am Microsoft’s Group Software Engineering Manager for PowerShell and Desired State Configuration (DSC). I’d like to take this opportunity to proudly represent the engineering team behind this project, and share a few thoughts about yesterday’s historic announcement for PowerShell and our Community I am so excited about… Read more

Announcing Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.1 Preview

Update 08/08/2016: Removed the note on container support. That is not part of WMF, as it installs on older versions of Server. Today we are pleased to announce that the Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.1 Preview release is now available on the Download Center. WMF provides users with the ability to update previous releases of Windows… Read more

End of Support for Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 Production Preview is Approaching, Upgrade to RTM bits!

On 1st June 2016, support for the WMF 5.0 Production Preview, released back in August 2015, will end and it’s time to upgrade to the WMF 5.0 RTM. We would like to give a huge THANK YOU to all of you who used the WMF 5.0 Production Preview and provided us with feedback. Your input… Read more

DSC Resource Kit – Anniversary Release

We’ve just updated the DSC Resource Kit to celebrate our 1 year open-source anniversary! The DSC Resource Kit has come a long way in a year. Originally, DSC started with only in-box resources. To make these resources easier to update, some were moved to TechNet’s Script Center and became the DSC Resource Kit. Finally in April 2015, the DSC… Read more