Microsoft announces PowerShell 7, the latest major update to PowerShell

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Microsoft Powershell 7

Microsoft today announced the general availability of PowerShell 7, the latest major update to PowerShell automation tool and configuration framework. With PowerShell Core 6 last year, PowerShell became a cross-platform framework with support across Windows, macOS, and Linux. With PowerShell 7, Microsoft has introduced several new features. Read about them below.

  • Pipeline parallelization with ForEach-Object -Parallel
  • New operators:
    • Ternary operator: a ? b : c
    • Pipeline chain operators: || and &&
    • Null coalescing operators: ?? and ??=
  • A simplified and dynamic error view and Get-Error cmdlet for easier investigation of errors
  • A compatibility layer that enables users to import modules in an implicit Windows PowerShell session
  • Automatic new version notifications
  • The ability to invoke to invoke DSC resources directly from PowerShell 7 (experimental)

PowerShell 7 also includes several new cmdlets/APIs and bug fixes. PowerShell 7 is supported on the following operating systems.

  • Windows 7, 8.1, and 10
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, and 2019
  • macOS 10.13+
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) / CentOS 7+
  • Fedora 29+
  • Debian 9+
  • Ubuntu 16.04+
  • openSUSE 15+
  • Alpine Linux 3.8+
  • ARM32 and ARM64 flavors of Debian and Ubuntu
  • ARM64 Alpine Linux

You can learn more about this release from the source link below.

Source: Microsoft

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