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 features.
The following table provides an overview of new and updated features in WMF 5.0 Preview February 2015.
Develop DSC resources with classes in Windows PowerShell
Remove DSC documents delivered to a system
Support for inheritance with classes in Windows PowerShell
DSC resource script debugging
Support for new RefreshMode
Partial configurations support mixed RefreshModes
PSScriptAnalyzer: static code analysis of Windows PowerShell artifacts
You can read more about these improvements, and all the other content within WMF 5.0 Preview February 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 February 2015 installs exclusively on Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2012. 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