Microsoft has completed the development of the next version of PowerShell. The company today released PowerShell 7.1 for those interested in downloading it.
PowerShell can run scripts on almost all Windows, MacOS and Linux platforms. Starting with PowerShell 7.0, developers are trying to align with the .NET release to better support the application lifecycle. So PowerShell 7.1 was released immediately after the release of .NET 5.0 and will align with .Net releases.
Changes made to PowerShell 7.1 include:
- PowerShellGet 3.0
- The Secret Management Module will receive support for Linux.
- PSScriptAnalyzer 2.0 for a better user experience with VSCode-PowerShell and PSEditorServices.
- Improvements to the PowerShell Jupyter Kernel
- Improvements to platyPS vNext.
You can read the log file of the changes brought by the new version from here.
Operating systems it supports:
- Windows 8.1 / 10 (including ARM64)
- Windows Server 2012 R2, 2016, 2019, and Semi-Annual Channel (SAC)
- Ubuntu 16.04 / 18.04 / 20.04 (including ARM64)
- Ubuntu 19.10 (via Snap package)
- Debian 9/10
- CentOS and RHEL 7/8
- Fedora 30
- Alpine 3.11+ (including ARM64)
- macOS 10.13+
For the first time you can download the latest version of PowerShell from the Microsoft Store.