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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...

Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 RTM is now available via the Microsoft Update Catalog

The PowerShell Team is happy to announce the availability of WMF 5.0 RTM via the Microsoft Update Catalog, bringing the improvements delivered in WMF 5.0 to large-scale deployments. IT Administrators can now use existing tools such as Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), or System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to install WMF 5.0 RTM ...
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Announcing the Underhanded PowerShell Contest

In an effort to improve the validation capability of PowerShell Script Analyzer, we are running a series of contests. We want you - the community members - to help us identify underhanded PowerShell scripts, and then create rules to catch them. There are specific areas where Script Analyzer rules are needed and we need your skills to help us ...
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ARM DSC Extension Settings

Update for the latest information regarding DSC Extension, refer to the product documentation. .......... Overview This is the schema for the settings portion of the Azure DSC extension in an ARM template. Fast Reference Details Settings vs. ProtectedSettings All of these settings will be saved in a settings text file on your VM. ...
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The PowerShell Gallery Is Public

We are excited to announce that, as of today, the PowerShell Gallery has changed from Preview to Public. In July 2015, we announced and opened the PowerShell Gallery for public contributions. Since then, we have seen rapid growth in the number of modules, scripts, and users using the gallery - Thank you to those who contributed so far! We’...
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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 ...

Azure DSC Extension Data Collection

NOTE: For information on OS support, and other features, please refer to our release history. Overview In order to improve the quality of the DSC Extension, the DSC Extension will start automatically sending information to Microsoft containing operational and reliability data about the DSC Extension in a future version of the DSC ...
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Cloud Deployment Survey

Occasionally, our team will run open public surveys to gather data on trends in the industry. Right now, we are running a survey on cloud deployment projects. This is a short survey for people currently thinking about, or running, deployments to public clouds. Please take a look, and share broadly! This will help us get the best data possible...
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Windows Management Framework (WMF) 4.0 Update now available for Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, and Windows 7 SP1

As part of the November 2014 Update (KB3000850), we released updates to PowerShell 4.0 for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. We are now pleased to make these same PowerShell 4.0 updates available for Windows Server 2012 (KB3119938), Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (KB3109118), and Windows 7 SP1 (KB3109118) via WMF 4.0 Update packages. At...

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