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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 ...

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 (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...

Windows Management Framework 5.0 Production Preview is now available

We’re excited to announce Windows Management Framework 5.0 Production Preview, a new package introducing new and exciting management technologies, is now available for download on the Microsoft Download Center! As announced earlier, WMF 5.0 Production Preview differs from older previews of WMF 5.0 in the following ways: The ...

Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 Roadmap

In the next few weeks (August 2015) we will be releasing a supported “Production Preview” of Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0. Later, in Q4 of 2015, you should be able to download the RTM version of WMF 5.0. WMF 5.0 Production Preview will differ from previous previews of WMF 5.0 in the following ways: Both of the ...

Windows Management Framework (WMF) 4.0 Update is coming your way …

Updated 05/03/2016 – On Jan 19th 2016, we had published the Windows Management Framework (WMF) 4.0 update packages for Windows Server 2012 (KB3119938), Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (KB3109118), and Windows 7 SP1 (KB3109118) . At this time, these update packages are only available by request through the aforementioned links. See WMF 4.0 ...

Update JEA for the April WMF 5.0 Preview

This year, at the Ignite Conference, we presented Just Enough Administration (JEA), a PowerShell toolkit for granularly managing administrator privileges.  Older versions of JEA do not work with the recently released  April WMF 5.0 Preview.  This is due to an issue with WinRM when registering a new endpoint.  The latest ...

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. ...

DSC Resource Kit Moved to GitHub

We are proud to announce that the entire DSC Resource Kit has been open-sourced on GitHub. This means that we will be iterating and releasing these DSC resources quicker than ever before. It also means that we will be collaborating more openly with the community by accepting GitHub pull requests into our code.  For those of you ...

Community Feedback and Microsoft Connect

Community feedback is an integral part of any software development cycle. That's why we continue to release new preview versions of Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0: so that we can hear about and fix real-world problems before they ship with the next version of Windows. Historically, our guidance for filing bugs and feature requests...

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