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Azure Policy Guest Configuration – Client
Azure Policy Guest Configuration – Client
This post builds upon the introduction published earlier to the PowerShell blog. In this post we are going to explore the Azure Policy Guest Configuration client and how configuration content is consumed. 
Using PowerShellGet with Azure Artifacts
Using PowerShellGet with Azure Artifacts
We have improved the experience with PowerShellGet and private NuGet feeds by focusing on pain points using an Azure Artifacts feed. We addressed pain points by enabling/documenting the following features: These improvements will effect the following cmdlets: What is Azure Artifacts and Why wo
PowerShell 7 Roadmap
PowerShell 7 Roadmap
Last month we announced that PowerShell 7 will be the next release of PowerShell. Here I will provide more details of areas we'll be investing in for the PowerShell 7 release. When will I get it?! Today, we're releasing our first preview of PowerShell 7. Keeping with our monthly cadence, expect new preview releases approximately every
DSC Resource Kit Release May 2019
DSC Resource Kit Release May 2019
We just released the DSC Resource Kit! This release includes updates to 14 DSC resource modules. In the past 6 weeks, 87 pull requests have been merged and 36 issues have been closed, all thanks to our amazing community! The modules updated in this release are: For a detailed
Public Preview of PowerShell in Azure Functions 2.x
Public Preview of PowerShell in Azure Functions 2.x
Over the last six months, we've been hard at work integrating PowerShell Core with Azure Functions 2.x. Today, I'm happy to announce that we're releasing public preview of PowerShell support for Azure Functions 2.x for Windows (Consumption, Premium, and App Service pricing plans). I already know I want this, give me the good stuff! L
Using PSScriptAnalyzer to check PowerShell version compatibility
Using PSScriptAnalyzer to check PowerShell version compatibility
PSScriptAnalyzer version 1.18 was released recently, and ships with powerful new rules that can check PowerShell scripts for incompatibilities with other PowerShell versions and environments. In this blog post, the first in a series, we'll see how to use these new rules to check a script for problems running on PowerShell 3, 5.1 and 6.
PowerShell Core Release Improvements
PowerShell Core Release Improvements
For PowerShell Core, we basically had to build a new engineering system to build and release it. How we build it has evolved over time as we learn and our other teams have implemented features that make some tasks easier. We are finally at a state that we believe we can engineer a system that builds PowerShell Core for release with as little human interaction as necessary.
The Next Release of PowerShell – PowerShell 7
The Next Release of PowerShell – PowerShell 7
Recently, the PowerShell Team shipped the Generally Available (GA) release of PowerShell Core 6.2. Since that release, we've already begun work on the next iteration! We're calling the next release PowerShell 7, the reasons for which will be explained in this blog post. Why 7 and not 6.3? PowerShell Core usage has grown significantly
DSC Resource Kit Release April 2019
DSC Resource Kit Release April 2019
We just released the DSC Resource Kit! This release includes updates to 13 DSC resource modules. In the past 6 weeks, 87 pull requests have been merged and 90 issues have been closed, all thanks to our amazing community! The modules updated in this release are: xWebAdministrati
The PowerShell Gallery is now more Accessible
The PowerShell Gallery is now more Accessible
Over the past few months, the team has been working hard to make the PowerShell Gallery as accessible as possible. This blog details why it matters and what work has been done. Why making the PowerShell Gallery more accessible was a priority Accessible products change lives and allow everyone to be included in our product. Accessibility is a