Windows Management Framework 3.0 Community Technology Preview (CTP) 2 is here

The PowerShell team has announced the release  of Windows Management Framework 3.0 CTP2. The new build contains Windows PowerShell 3.0, WMI and WinRM, and is available to be installed on Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

IMPORTANT: If you have WMF3.0 CTP1 installed, you must uninstall it before installing CTP2.

Overview of changes since WMF 3.0 CTP1

  1. Customer Reported Bug Fixes: Many customer reported bugs have been fixed since the WMF 3.0 CTP1. The release notes contains a list of bug titles, but please check Connect for full details.

  2. Single Command Pane in Windows PowerShell ISE: The Command and Output panes in Windows PowerShell ISE have been combined into a single Command pane that looks and behaves like the Windows PowerShell console.

  3. Updatable Help: The WMF 3.0 CTP1 release notes described a new Updatable Help system in Windows PowerShell 3.0 and included a copy of the help content. The Updatable Help system is now active on the Internet. To download and update help files, type: Update-Help.

  4. Windows PowerShell Workflows: A number of enhancements have been made in the scripting experience for Windows PowerShell Workflows, including new keywords: Parallel, Sequence & Inlinescript. A document describing these changes will be published to the download page shortly.

  5. Remote Get-Module: The Get-Module cmdlet now supports implicit remoting. You can now use the new PSSession and CIMSession parameters of the Get-Module cmdlet to get the modules in any remote session or CIM session. A number of other module enhancements are listed in the release notes.

Feedback & Bugs

We welcome any feedback or bug submissions to the Windows PowerShell Connect site:

Additional Information:

This software is a pre-release version. Features and behavior are likely to change before the final release. You can download CTP2 HERE.

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