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The Archive module is now open-source

Over the past year, the PowerShell Team has released and developed a ton of open-source code. Many of our open-source projects started and have grown out in the open, like our DSC resources, PowerShell Script Analyzer, PowerShell Editor Services, and the PowerShell VS Code plugin. Others are existing open-source projects where we've started...
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View File Content Feature is Available on the Gallery

We are excited to let you know that you can now view files and their contents directly from the PowerShellGallery! We have received a lot of feedback that you want to see the file contents in the items and scripts before downloading them, so we enabled browsing item content on the Gallery. This feature includes two parts: listing the files ...
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AWS DSC Toolkit

We have just released a brand new module called the AWS DSC Toolkit! This module allows you to register AWS EC2 instances as DSC Nodes in Azure Automation. You can then control your EC2 instances in Azure Automation using PowerShell DSC configurations. The 4 new cmdlets provided by this module are: An example of these cmdlets is ...
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Windows Management Framework 5.0 Updates and WMF 5.1

Thanks to all of you, the Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 release has been a huge success. WMF 5.0 RTM has had over 130,000 downloads in the first 5 weeks after release! We will be servicing WMF 5.0, providing fixes as necessary.  We will also continue to make small improvements to features and components as we move toward the ...
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DSC Resource Kit Update

We've just updated the DSC Resource Kit for April! Since our last update in February, there have been 107 merged pull requests with 49 closed issues. Thanks to our wonderful community, the DSC Resource Kit now consists of 279 resources! We have updated 21 DSC modules which include 6 new resources. The updated modules are...

Bash for Windows: Why it’s awesome and what it means for PowerShell

This week at Build, Microsoft announced that we will be enabling you to run "Bash on Ubuntu on Windows" as a developer tool for Windows 10. It will natively support Ubuntu userspace and GNU/Linux utilities, including the apt-get package manager that you can use to pull down additional tools like Ruby, emacs, etc. from Canonical's official ...
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