Saturday, July 2, 2016

What's new in PowerShell v. 5.0

I have been reading articles about PowerShell v. 5.0 for quite some time, but it has been in a "Preview" period for quite some time.  Of course, I lost track of monitoring the release since I continued to do most of my development on Windows Server 2012 R2 which shipped with PowerShell v. 4.0.

Well, I was reminded of PowerShell v. 5.0 when I remoted into a recently built Windows Azure machine and discovered that PowerShell v. 5.0 was installed.

You can download Windows Management Framework v. 5.0 (PowerShell v. 5.0) from here which was re-released in February of this year:

You can read more about the new features in PowerShell v. 5.0 here:

There is also a video which reviews the features of PowerShell v. 5.0:

The most exciting features of PowerShell v. 5.0 are DSC (Desired State Configuration) and OneGet.  I am excited to begin installing PowerShell v. 5.0 on all of my development machines and get started using all of the new features and capabilities available with PowerShell v. 5.0!

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