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PowerShell 5.0 RTM available for download

PowerShell 5.0, part of the Windows Management Framework 5.0 (WMF 5.0), is now released and available in the Microsoft Download Center.

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WMF 5.0 is currently available as a separate download for the following Windows versions:

Operating System Service Pack Prerequisites
Windows Server 2012 R2 .NET Framework 4.5 or above
Windows Server 2012 .NET Framework 4.5 or above
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 WMF 4.0 is installed and .NET Framework 4.5 or above
Windows 8.1
Windows 7 SP1 WMF 4.0 is installed and .NET Framework 4.5 or above

Currently WMF 5.0 RTM can be installed on older Windows clients, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1,  the updates can be downloaded. On Windows 10 WMF 5.0 is not available as an additional download as Windows Update can be used to update the Windows Management Framework.

Before installing WMF 5.0 on your system, please make sure that you read the released notes as there are currently known incompatibilities with the following products:

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP3
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
  • System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager

For more information please refer to the Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 RTM Release Notes Overview on MSDN.

For more information on WMF 5.0 and the links in this article please refer to the links below:

Links in this Article
Windows Management Framework 5.0 Download
Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 RTM Release Notes Overview
Known Incompatibilities
PowerShell Team – Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 RTM is now available
Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 currently removed from Download Center
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Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview May 2014 Released

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

 

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