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Introduction to MshObject

If you’ve ever worked with the Monad APIs then you’ve no doubt seen a type called System.Management.Automation.MshObject.  I’m not going to go into all the details of what it is because that would take me more time than I have right now and there are people who can explain better than I. 

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Windows PowerShell (Monad) Has Arrived

I just got out of Bob Muglia’s keynote speech where he formally announced Windows PowerShell (previously known as Monad).  The key things he announced are:

Monad (MSH) has a new name: Windows PowerShell
Windows PowerShell will RTW (Web download) in Q4 2006
RC1 of Windows PowerShell is available today
Exchange 2007 and MOM will be built upon Windows PowerShell
The next wave of products will be leverage the same architecture –

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PowerShell Training Available Through Microsoft

A number of you have asked when Microsoft would be providing training for Powershell.   Apparently the answer is “NOW”.  I just came across this 3 day instructor led training class, Course 6434 “Automating Windows Server 2008 Administration with Windows PowerShell”. 
I don’t know anything about the course so if any of you have taken it,

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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.

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PowerShell 7.1 Team Investments and Preview.1 Release

The PowerShell 7 release marks a huge milestone for PowerShell, the community, and the team!
Today we released the first preview for PowerShell 7.1! This release includes a number of changes that did not make it in time for the 7.0 release.

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Secret Management Preview 2 Release

Note this blog post is the third in a series on the releases of this module:

Secrets Management Development Release
Secrets Management Module Vault Extensions

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,

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A new kind of GridView right in your console: Introducing the early preview of ConsoleGuiTools

Yes. This is yet another post about GridViews. We love them. You love them. What’s not to like?
If you’re not familiar with Out-GridView, it can be used to interactively view objects as a table allowing sorting and filtering. Many PowerShell users like to use it within a pipeline for interactive selection of objects that get processed later in the pipeline.

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Visual Studio Code for PowerShell 7

We are excited to announce that we have released a major update to the PowerShell extension for Visual Studio Code. This release contains months of architectural work that first shipped in our PowerShell Preview extension in November of 2019, along with incremental bug fixes in the intervening months.

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Announcing PowerShell 7.0

Today, we’re happy to announce the Generally Available (GA) release of PowerShell 7.0! Before anything else, we’d like to thank our many, many open-source contributors for making this release possible by submitting code, tests, documentation, and issue feedback. PowerShell 7 would not have been possible without your help.

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Secrets Management Module Vault Extensions

Secrets Management Module Vault Extensions
A new PowerShell Secrets Management module has been published on PowerShell Gallery. It is currently in a pre-release state and still in active development. Even though the module is not complete, we have released it to gather early community feedback.

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Public Preview of PowerShell Support in Jupyter Notebooks

Public Preview of PowerShell Support in Jupyter Notebooks
Today, the .NET team shipped an exciting new preview of .NET Interactive. If you’re unfamiliar, .NET Interactive (within a Jupyter environment) provides the ability to write .NET Jupyter Notebooks which are a powerful tool that combines documentation and the ability to execute and see the output of code all in the same file.

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Secrets Management Development Release

Secrets Management Development Release
At Ignite 2019 we gave a preview of our PowerShell Secrets Management Module. This Secrets Management module, first proposed in RFC #234, creates an extensible abstraction layer in PowerShell for interacting with Secrets and Secrets Vaults. We are excited to publish a development release of this module to the PowerShell Gallery to get feedback on the cmdlet interface and to enable an iterative development experience.

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Announcing the PowerShell 7.0 Release Candidate

After 6 previews, we’re happy to announce the release of the PowerShell 7 Release Candidate (RC). Whether you’ve been running PowerShell Core since our first alpha releases or you’ve been clinging to Windows PowerShell for backwards compatibility, 7.0 delivers a host of improvements to make your life better.