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

Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 RTM packages has been republished

Today, we have republished the Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 RTM packages for Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 SP1 to Microsoft Download Center. These packages replace previously released WMF 5.0 RTM packages and WMF 5.0 Production Preview packages. Important Note: For systems running Windows… Read more

Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 currently removed from Download Center

Updated 02/24/2016 – Today, we have republished the Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 RTM packages for Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 SP1 to Microsoft’s Download Center. Updated 02/08/2016 – Thank you for your continued patience. We have fixed the offending PSModulePath issue and tested it… Read more

Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 RTM is now available

Updated 02/24/2016 – Today, we have republished the Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 RTM packages for Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 SP1 to Microsoft’s Download Center. Updated 02/08/2016 – Thank you for your continued patience. We have fixed the offending PSModulePath issue and tested it… Read more

Windows Management Framework 5.0 Production Preview is now available

We’re excited to announce Windows Management Framework 5.0 Production Preview, a new package introducing new and exciting management technologies, is now available for download on the Microsoft Download Center! As announced earlier, WMF 5.0 Production Preview differs from older previews of WMF 5.0 in the following ways: It is fully supported until 90 days after… Read more

Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 Roadmap

In the next few weeks (August 2015) we will be releasing a supported “Production Preview” of Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0. Later, in Q4 of 2015, you should be able to download the RTM version of WMF 5.0. WMF 5.0 Production Preview will differ from previous previews of WMF 5.0 in the following ways: It… Read more

Secure credentials in the Azure PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) extension

UPDATE 11/21/2014: For information on OS support, and other features, please refer to our release history. We have updated the Azure Extension Handler to v1.1! Release notes for v1.1 The DSC extension will be upgraded to v1.1 automatically the next time the virtual machine restarts. However, if you explicitly specified Set-AzureVMDscExtension –Version 1.0 when you… Read more