Archive for the ‘PS Version 5.0’ Category


Which versions of PowerShell do you run?

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 by June Blender
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…   More »

Finding PowerShell 5.0

Friday, February 26th, 2016 by June Blender
Updates: We have updated this blog post to reflect these changes. Windows Management Framework 5.0 RTM, which includes Windows PowerShell 5.0 for systems earlier than Windows 10, is now released. Windows Management Framework 5.0 is now available in the Microsoft Update Catalog. There are some amazing new features of Windows PowerShell 5.0. Some of them, including PowerShellGet, are available in Windows PowerShell 3.0 and 4.0. But, many very useful features, including the new advanced features of DSC, PowerShell classes, the information stream, remote debugging, copying between sessions, and advanced logging are supported only in 5.0. Unlike previous releases, Windows PowerShell…   More »

Get-LanguageKeywords: Using ConvertFrom-String on About Topics

Monday, December 1st, 2014 by June Blender
There have been some great blog posts about the new ConvertFrom-String cmdlet in the Windows PowerShell 5.0 preview. My favorite learning tool is an excellent talk by Windows PowerShell MVP Tobias Weltner about the full range of text parsing options available in Windows PowerShell 3.0 – 5.0. While learning, I had some fun converting my electric bill and phone bill to PowerShell objects so that I could track them, but I really wasn't using it for work. Until today. I wanted to find out whether the new enum keyword in the Windows PowerShell 5.0 preview had been added to the…   More »