Microsoft Announces New PowerShell


Latest version includes role-based access control and other important updates.

Microsoft has announced the release of Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0. The best known component of WMF is the PowerShell command shell and scripting language.

The preview version of WMF 5.0 has been around since February, so many users are already familiar with it. According to Microsoft, new features in the latest edition include the Just Enough Admin (JEA) role-based access control system, PowerShell classes, and a new package management tool. The latest version also comes with enhancements to PowerShell script debugging and software inventory logging.

You can download WMF 5.0 from the Microsoft Download Center. Current versions run on Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 SP1. You'll also need the .NET Framework 4.5.


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