Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview April 2015 is now available

PowerShell Team

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.



Design Status

New and updated cmdlets based on community feedback


ODataUtils improvements


PowerShellGet improvements


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:

On behalf of everyone contributing to WMF, we hope you enjoy this Preview release.

Krishna C Vutukuri

Principal Software Engineering Manager

Windows PowerShell Team




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