Windows Management Framework 5.0 Updates and WMF 5.1

PowerShell Team

Thanks to all of you, the Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 release has been a huge success. WMF 5.0 RTM has had over 130,000 downloads in the first 5 weeks after release!

WMF 5.0 RTM Downloads starting 2/24/2016
WMF 5.0 RTM Downloads starting 2/24/2016

We will be servicing WMF 5.0, providing fixes as necessary.  We will also continue to make small improvements to features and components as we move toward the release of Windows Server 2016 later this year.  When Windows Server 2016 ships we will release WMF 5.1, which includes all the changes and responses to your feedback that have been made since WMF 5.0 shipped. Many of these improvements are currently included in the Windows 10 Insider Builds.

WMF 5.1 will be supported on the same systems WMF 5.0 supports, and will install directly over WMF 5.0 if it is present. It is important to note that WMF 5.1 will be required for long-term support of the WMF 5 features. We will continue to support WMF 5.0 for critical security issues for 4 months after WMF 5.1 is released.

Please take advantage of our UserVoice forums ( to tell us of issues you encounter in WMF 5.0, Windows 10, or Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview releases. Your input matters to us – we will use the information in UserVoice to identify and prioritize the most critical items to address in Windows Server 2016 and WMF 5.1.

-The PowerShell Team






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