In September 2017 we communicated some of our plans for PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC). Over the past few months, we have been executing on these plans and collecting feedback from customers and partners. The intent of this blog is to provide an update on the plans we shared back in September.
The release of PowerShell Core 6.0 is only the beginning and we are already thinking about the next leg of our journey.
Most of the effort of the team with PowerShell Core 6.0 was in these areas:
Learning how to work in an Open Source project (and we are still learning)
Complete the port of PowerShell to CoreCLR
Add test coverage for PowerShell Core
Build/integrate tooling for automating builds,
PowerShell Core 6.0 is a new edition of PowerShell that is cross-platform (Windows, macOS, and Linux), open-source, and built for heterogeneous environments and the hybrid cloud.
First and foremost, thank you to all of our amazing community, especially our open-source contributors (the most recent of which you can find on our community dashboard at https://aka.ms/PSGitHubBI) for donating your time and energy to PowerShell Core.