Which versions of PowerShell do you run?

The PowerShell team released Windows PowerShell 5.0 on Windows 10 last year and just re-released Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 for earlier versions of Windows. But, we know from years of experience that many people don’t upgrade their versions quickly. It takes time to get to know and trust a new version. In a large enterprise, it takes time to do the parallel testing to certify that a new product is secure and compatible with the software that the organization uses.

Take the survey: Which version of Windows PowerShell do you use?

For those of us who are writing scripts and modules to share, this is a big issue. Must I support a particular PowerShell version? How many people and organizations will I exclude if I use a DSC solution that requires PS 4.0, or a module that requires PS 3.0?



We’ve built a quick 5-question, multiple-choice (with optional comments) survey to gather this data. We’ll use the data to inform our design decisions and share it with the community.

Please take a few minutes and complete the survey. Then, share it with friends and colleagues. The more data we have, the more we’ll know about our community.

Take the survey: Which version of Windows PowerShell do you use?

If you have questions or comments, please let us know. And, thanks. Every data point helps.


Previous survey:  How do you run scripts?

In case you missed it, SAPIEN Technologies, Inc. sponsored a survey late last year asking the community how they run Windows PowerShell scripts. You can view the survey results and read our analysis. If you have comments or questions, let use know.