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Announcing Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.1 Preview

Update 08/08/2016: Removed the note on container support. That is not part of WMF, as it installs on older versions of Server. Today we are pleased to announce that the Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.1 Preview release is now available on the Download Center. WMF provides users with the ability to update previous releases of Windows ...

End of Support for Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 Production Preview is Approaching, Upgrade to RTM bits!

On 1st June 2016, support for the WMF 5.0 Production Preview, released back in August 2015, will end and it’s time to upgrade to the WMF 5.0 RTM. We would like to give a huge THANK YOU to all of you who used the WMF 5.0 Production Preview and provided us with feedback. Your input and feedback helped contribute to make WMF 5.0 RTM even ...

DSC Resource Kit – Anniversary Release

We've just updated the DSC Resource Kit to celebrate our 1 year open-source anniversary! The DSC Resource Kit has come a long way in a year. Originally, DSC started with only in-box resources. To make these resources easier to update, some were moved to TechNet's Script Center and became the DSC Resource Kit. Finally in April 2015, the ...

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 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 ...

DSC Resource Kit gets even bigger

In the last couple of weeks we’ve seen lots of activity from our contributors and collaborators across DSC repositories and are excited to announce what’s the biggest update to DSC Resource Kit yet! The total number of merged pull requests exceeded one hundred (105) and 53 issues have been closed. You will find updates in 24 DSC modules, ...

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...

Recent updates to DSC Resource Kit

We would like to share with you a summary of changes which happened in DSC Resource Kit over last few weeks. Since we’ve posted about the updates here last time, we’ve accepted 38 pull requests, closed 33 issues, updated 7 modules and added 4 new resources! Two resources were added to xNetworking module (xDNSConnectionSuffix and ...

DSC Resource Kit updates are here!

You may be wondering what’s happening in the area of DSC Resource Kit and if that’s the case, read on. Over the last month we’ve accepted 47 pull requests, fixed 16 issues, updated 9 modules and added 5 new resources! The new resources are xExchMaintenanceMode, xExchMailboxServer, xExchTransportService and xExchEventLogLevel ...

The New Home of DSC Documentation

I’m pleased to announce that our official PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) documentation now has a new home on MSDN. We heard your feedback loud and clear, and began working on a documentation platform that reflects our customer-focused approach to addressing that feedback with improvements to the content and structure of the...