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 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 February 2015 plus some new features.
The following table provides an overview of the new and updated features in WMF 5.0 Preview April 2015.
New and updated cmdlets based on community feedback
Support for -? during DSC configuration compilation
Support for DSC RunAsCredential
Rich information for DSC LCM State
Side-by-side installation of DSC resources
Separation of node and configuration IDs
PSDesiredStateConfiguration Module version updated to 1.1
Software Inventory Logging
OneGet Module name changed to PackageManagement
You can read more about these mprovements and all the other content within WMF 5.0 Preview April 2015 in the
release notes (included in the download with the packages). For information about Experimental and Stable designs, see the blog post, WMF 5.0 Preview: Defining “experimental designs” and “stable designs”.
WMF 5.0 Preview April 2015 installs exclusively on Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012,
Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 2008 R2 SP1. You’ll need .NET Framework 4.5 installed to run WMF 5.0; you can also find that on the Microsoft Download Center, if you’re not running it already.
We’re excited to provide this new iteration of WMF to you all, and we’re happy to hear any and all feedback that you may have.
As usual, our main avenue of feedback is Connect: https://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/Feedback
On behalf of everyone contributing to WMF, we hope you enjoy this Preview release.
Krishna C Vutukuri
Principal Software Engineering Manager
Windows PowerShell Team