Sydney Smith

PM, PowerShell

PM on the PowerShell team at Microsoft.

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SecretManagement Preview 3

We are excited to announce two modules are now available on the PowerShell Gallery: To install the modules and register the SecretStore vault, open any PowerShell console and run: NOTE: This version of the module has a major breaking changing, if you have used past preview versions of the SecretManagement module, secrets ...

PowerShellGet 3.0 Preview 10 Release

In this blog post we are excited to share: PowerShellGet 3.0 Preview Updates PowerShellGet 3.0 preview 10 is now available on the PowerShell Gallery. This blog post will cover all of the feature updates since we last published a blog post ( preview 6). These versions include completed functionality for updating PSResources, ...

PSScriptAnalyzer 1.19.1

PSScriptAnalyzer 1.19.1 is now available on the PowerShell Gallery. This minor update fixes a few user-reported bugs and introduces a new rule (which is disabled by default) for avoiding using double quotes for constant strings. To install this version of the module, open any PowerShell console and run: Install-Module PSScriptAnalyzer -Force...

PowerShellGet 3.0 Preview 6 Release

Since our last blog post we have released two preview versions (previews 4 and 6) of the PowerShellGet 3.0 module. These releases have introduced publish functionality, repository wildcard search, and fixed error handling when a repository is not accessible in Find-PSResource. Note that preview 5 was unlisted due to a packaging error ...

PowerShellGet 3.0 Preview 3

PowerShellGet 3.0 preview 3 is now available on the PowerShell Gallery. The focus of this release is the -RequiredResource parameter for Install-PSResource which now allows for json, hashtable, or .json files as input. For a full list of the issues addressed by this release please refer to this GitHub project. Note: For background ...

PowerShell 7 Video Series

As a part of our PowerShell 7 release, the PowerShell Team put together a series of videos explaining and demoing aspects of the release. The intent of these videos was for User Groups to host events celebrating and discussing PowerShell 7, however, in light of the current guidance against group gatherings, we have decided to make these videos...

PowerShellGet 3.0 Preview 2

PowerShellGet 3.0 preview 2 is now available on the PowerShell Gallery. The focus of this release is the Install-PSResource parameter, error messages, and warnings. For a full list of the issues addressed by this release please refer to this GitHub project. Note: For background information on PowerShellGet 3.0 please refer to the blog...

PowerShell Gallery TLS Support

Summary To provide the best-in-class encryption to our customers, the PowerShell Gallery has deprecated Transport Layer Security (TLS) versions 1.0 and 1.1 as of April 2020. The Microsoft TLS 1.0 implementation has no known security vulnerabilities. But because of the potential for future protocol downgrade attacks and other TLS ...

PowerShellGet 3.0 Preview 1

We are excited to announce that our first preview release of PowerShellGet 3.0 is now available on the PowerShell Gallery. This is a major update to PowerShell's experience for discovering, installing, updating and publishing PowerShell resources like modules, DSC resources, role capabilities and scripts. This was first proposed in RFC PR...

Secret Management Preview 2 Release

Note this blog post is the third in a series on the releases of this module: We are excited to release a second preview of the Secret Management Module. Thanks to the tremendous feedback we received from the first preview release of this module, you will notice a number of breaking changes to the module. This release is still a ...

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