Grab Windows Management Framework 5.1 and PowerShell 5.1 For Great Justice!

A while back I shared the release of Windows Management Framework 5.0 for those looking to get their hands on PowerShell 5.0. I felt this was important because of all the snazzy improvements and new features, including access to the PowerShell Gallery. Thus, I have more good news – Microsoft has recently made the Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.1 bits available for download! Here’s the download link, release notes, and installation details.

All your base are belong to us.

As with WMF 5.0, I’m particularly excited about the new framework for those not already running Windows 10 (with the Anniversary update) or Windows Server 2016. With WMF 5.1 you can now gain access to PowerShell 5.1. If you already installed the WMF 5.1 Preview, make sure to remove it before installing the RTM bits.

Using the Get-PSVersion cmdlet is an easy way to reveal if you’re running PowerShell 5.1.

PS> Get-PSVersion
Major  Minor  Build  Revision
-----  -----  -----  --------
5      1      14393  693

This should help with some past signing and JEA (Just Enough Administration) issues coupled with various improvements. And it’s groovy to see more work being done around PowerShell classes – something I need to dive into further once it’s more fully fleshed out.

That’s it … short and sweet – go forth and enjoy an updated version of PowerShell! 🙂