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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 ...

Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview April 2015 is now available

We’re excited to announce Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview April 2015, a new package introducing new andexciting management technologies, is now available for download on the Microsoft Download Center! This Windows Management Framework (WMF) preview includes everything from WMF 5.0 Preview February 2015 plus some new features. ...

Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview February 2015 is now available

We’re excited to announce that Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview February 2015, a new package introducing new and exciting management technologies, is now available for download on the Microsoft Download Center! This Windows Management Framework (WMF) preview includes everything from WMF 5.0 Preview November 2014, plus some new ...

WMF 5.0 Preview: Defining “experimental designs” and “stable designs”

Over the recent releases of Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview (find the latest here), we’ve distributed some new functionality and heard some wonderful feedback. As we improve on these features and as more users start to use Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview, we feel the need to make a distinction in the functionality ...

Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview November 2014 is now available

We’re excited to announce Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview November 2014, a new package publicizing new and exciting management technologies, is now available for download on Download Center! This Windows Management Framework (WMF) preview includes everything from WMF 5.0 Preview September 2014 plus some new improvements.You&...

PowerShell DSC Resource Kit Wave 5 Arrives

The PowerShell DSC Resource Kit Wave 5 is now available for your use. This wave contains 10 new DSC resources, taking us up to 77 total resources between the Resource Kits and what is shipping in Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2. In response to a number of requests, DSC Reskit Wave 5 also includes an end-to-end example, with a configuration for ...

Windows PowerShell 3.0 SDK Sample Pack

We're pleased to announce the availability of the Windows PowerShell 3.0 SDK Sample Pack. For Windows PowerShell 3.0, the SDK samples work a little differently than in previous releases of Windows PowerShell. For Windows PowerShell 2.0, we released a separate standalone SDK to the Download Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=...

High Level Architecture of Windows PowerShell Workflow (Part 1)

  1 Summary In March we introduced Windows PowerShell Workflow (PSWF), which explained why we integrated workflows with PowerShell, and what were our major investment areas for our first release. In a recent post, Jeffrey Snover summarizes this decision: “We integrated the Windows Workflow Foundation engine into PowerShell to ...

When Windows PowerShell Met Workflow

Meet the new kid on the block! Windows PowerShell Workflow (PSWF) is the latest addition to the Windows PowerShell family. First, let’s establish the context for the decision to integrate workflows into Windows PowerShell. It starts with cloud computing and Windows-based datacenters. Cloud computing provides a set of highly available, ...

Windows PowerShell 2.0 on Windows Update

Today, we released Windows PowerShell 2.0 and WinRM 2.0 for pre-Windows 7 operating systems on Windows Update. This non-security, optional update is designed for Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP2, and Windows XP SP3. Windows PowerShell 2.0 and WinRM 2.0 are also available as part of  the ...

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