It has been a great week at Microsoft TechEd North America, many sessions including PowerShell code. It is a great time to be involved with PowerShell as Microsoft definitely has a very strong focus on this product. As announced by Jeffrey Snover the new preview version has become available this week. It is available for download here:
Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview May 2014
Most notable new features in this release are the inclusion of PowerShellGet and the improvements on DSC, many of which were already showcased at TechEd this week. Two important things to note before you get started with PowerShell 5 and Windows Management Framework 5.0 are as follows:
- First uninstall any previous versions of the WMF preview
- Windows Management Framework 5.0 will only install on Windows 8.1 or Server 2012R2
The PowerShell Team has written excellent blog posts on the preview versions they are available here:
Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview May 2014 is now available
Windows Management Framework V5 Preview
After receiving my badge for TechEd yesterday at the George Brown Convention center I went back today to meetup with Ed and Teresa to have a look at the Tech Expo and setup the Scripting Guys booth. Have a look at the Scripting Guys Booth Setup at TechEd blog post by the Scripting Guy for some pictures of the crew and the booth. The Tech Expo is massive and I am looking forward to seeing the end result tomorrow morning.
The friendly bunch at http://www.iamkrewe.org have put together an excellent networking event this Sunday evening which was a good kick-off to what seems to be a great conference. I am looking forward to hearing all about the new announcements at this TechEd. For anyone with any PowerShell or scripting question feel free to drop by the Scripting Guy booth at the Tech Expo and I will be happy to try and answer your question!