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Thank you for joining us and voicing your questions and feedback during this fun and action-packed hour.

 

We will put together a summary document of what was covered during and share it in this group. See you next time!

 

Please answer our survey below a

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could not make the AMA but thanks for making it all available here
Thanks for this AMA. I learned some new information for sure!
Yes, sorry for the errors, but it should be fixed and working now!
Should be fixed now.
Thank you for doing this AMA! Looking forward to the DSC blog post next week!

Noticed KB4055532 breaks ISE on Windows 7. At least that I have tested. I assume that this is due to PSCore rollout? 

If so why not push the Visual studio code application loaded for powershell extensions to replace this?

It seems silly to kill ISE in thi

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@Steve Lee (POWERSHELL)

Maybe the following 2 links may help by giving some additional information:
(They are both dealing with this issue, but not only for PowerShell, si

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This is issue doesn't have anything to do with PSCore6.  The KB is specifically a security update to .Net Framework.  I'll have someone look into how to get this fixed.

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I understand and appreciate the desire for PowerShell to be adopted as a cross-platform scripting language and automation framework.

However, fracturing PowerShell into two variants "Windows PowerShell" and "PowerShell Core" seems to introduce some compl

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But, Windows Powershell 5.1 is defacto dead. Powershell 6.0 is aimed at cloud services, I don't see anything concrete for on premise use. As a professional, why would I i... Read More
And just to be clear, Windows PowerShell will be supported for quite a long time.
You are correct that this introduces some issues. Let me share my thinking. It is really a question of focus. Transitioning to .NET Core is a huge effort and requires our... Read More
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What is your preferred or perhaps recommended PowerShell Editor to use? Is Visual Studio Code a solid tool for those new the PowerShell and Professionals alike? 

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I like Visual Studio Code too, but deploying it is a pain when it is needed for writing a script to diagnose a complex problem. I usually keep an archive of software inst

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My favorite editor is OmniShell... it should be because I'm also the creator of it. https://omnishell.epiccoders.com 

 

I'm working on implementing support for PS 6 but n

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I love VSCode but like getting the Admins\Engineers to the shell it has been tough to break them from the ISE.
I like the ISE as it's simple and straightforward, but I have recently been using Sapien's PowerShell Studio. It is very powerful tool and fully packed with features. It'... Read More
Sorry to hear you guys are running into performance issues. We've got an issue tracking slow Intellisense here: https://github.com/PowerShell/vscode-powershell/issues/647... Read More

Do existing PowerShell scripts need to be rewritten in PowerShell Core 6.0? Could things break if that's not done? When might scripts need to be rewritten - that is, what's the overall timeline for the switch to PowerShell Core?

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Most of the automation stuff I am responsible for will just stay where it is. Reliance on modules that provide valuable resources (AD, PowerCLI, Hyper-V) either do not wo... Read More

Many Windows PowerShell scripts will (and do) work just fine on PowerShell Core. Ultimately, your compatibility is going to depend on whether or not the underlying .NET o

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Existing Windows PowerShell scripts will continue to work on Windows PowerShell as it's fully supported so there's no requirement to port existing scripts to PSCore6. Sin... Read More
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In my experience so far, any script of above minimal complexity will likely need some changes.
The answer to that is - it depends. Based on what cmdlets you are using, modules, snap-ins, you will most likely be faced with rewriting some of your code. Consuming Web ... Read More

Lasy year, Mike Griese mentioned on Hacker News  that a process-isolated, tabbed terminal was being worked on inside Microsoft. How is this progressing, and is there any way we can try builds of the updated terminal?

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I'm also looking forward to this as well as other console improvements, but I don't have any updates on this.  I would suggest maybe getting their attention from their repo

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I imagine that is easily solved by the general Windows tabbed shell ("Sets"), which allows any window to run other windows as tabs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lEjuU-XFHg

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Also interested in this, an improved console host makes a huge difference. I recently ran into the issue that PowerShell in the default console host has with displaying e

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(I appreciate Powershell and the terminal are separate, but I'm sure you're closer to the terminal folks than the rest of us are! THanks)

When will some attention finally be paid to long-standing PS 5.1 bugs?

 

I'm concerned mainly with issues affecting Exchange 2016 on Windows Server 2016 with PS 5.1.

 

These have been known since Server was still a TP and no action has been taken.

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FYI (future readers) - these problems have already been fixed, Exchange PG and the PS team have been in contact for a long time, and these patches are scheduled for relea... Read More
Exchange does not use User Voice. Exchange never has used User Voice. It used to use Connect and now Exchange uses the new Azure-based Connect replacement. If you are sug... Read More

Michael - Are these issues filed in the Exchange User Voice? 

https://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273493-office-365-admin/filters/hot?category_id=96338 

 

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Thank you for joining us and voicing your questions and feedback during this fun and action-packed hour.

 

We will put together a summary document of what was covered during and share it in this group. See you next time!

 

Please answer our survey below a

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could not make the AMA but thanks for making it all available here
Thanks for this AMA. I learned some new information for sure!
Yes, sorry for the errors, but it should be fixed and working now!
Should be fixed now.
Thank you for doing this AMA! Looking forward to the DSC blog post next week!

Will core replace powershell as the default editor? And it took you guys so long to replace cmd with powershell int he start menu, when can we see powershell core being put in there ? :)

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:) Not yet, but we're working on a roadmap to bring PS Core in Windows --  I predict that the outcome will be that regardless of the outcome, Windows PowerShell or PS Cor

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I see many possibilites if the PowerShell world and .net framework were opened up for writing macros and functions for Excel / Access etc. "ForEach ($cell in $Range)" seems very fluent, and a great way to further empower the developer users of Office appl

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No plans, but as an Excel junkie that would be AWESOME. I recommend you post that on Excel's UserVoice: https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application

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Love that idea!
That *would* be awesome. PSA - PowerShell for Applications.
That would be awesome :)

Explain the comment going around the tech media about Windows 5.1 been the last of the line. As there are still some bugs to fix in it. What does this really means for the Windows PowerShell enthusiast?

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Based on what I see with Core, WMF5 will have to stay around as tons of automation that will not work in Core.
Hi Angel, Thanks for the quick response. :)
Related to this question - I'm specifically interested in the issues with PS 5.1 on Server 2016 with Exchange - these have been known for over a year now and still not fi... Read More
Hi Maximo - Yes, Windows 5.1 and WMF 5.1 are the last official releases for Windows PowerShell. That said, we will continue addressing any critical blockers: E.g.: Securi... Read More
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Hi,

 

Question for the "Ask me anything" session (and general observation).  What is/will be the fate of 3rd Party Powershell Snap-ins for products such as VMware, NetApp, Cisco gear?  How will the

(de)evolution of Powershell affect Microsoft Products suc

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3rd parties need to do the work to ensure that they work with .Net Standard which allows them to run those cmdlets to run in both Windows PowerShell and Core PowerShell. 

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I’m working on project that we’ve decided to utilize Conditional NTFS Permissions in a Win2012R2 environment to help with administering access on a large number of office network shares.  I’ve found that scripting out the SDDL is somewhat treacherous wate

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Hi, I highly recommend the NTFSsecurity module found on the PowershellGallery website. It makes managing ACL a breeze.

Hi,

 

I have been leveraging various web based services using Powershell.  A lot of this is an easy and transparent move to Core 6.  Sadly, there is no invoke-webproxy in core 6.  

 

Is it on the roadmap?  It is really cool to be able to auth to the SOAP

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Many improvements to the webcmdlets have been made to make it easier to work with REST apis, but nothing for SOAP apis.  I would suggest opening an issue on GitHub, altho

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Will PSCore get full cmdlet replacements for ROBOCOPY?

 

Including support for very long paths, directory mirroring, retries, support for millions of files, support for very large files (VM-sized files)?

 

To not be a laughing stock on Linux, PSCore reall

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There's an open issue for this, however, it's not a priority right now as you can use robocopy itself on Windows within PSCore6.  Feel free to add more details of your us

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Imagine I am a prolific PowerShell 5.1 user, administrating a Windows domain network.

Question: What are the top 10 most exciting things that would happen if I migrate to PowerShell Core 6.0?

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The top for me are: Cross-Platform, developed with the open-source community which enables you to help us drive the future direction for PowerShell! Here is also a link t... Read More
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Greetings! I'm just starting working on powershell / vscode on my mac laptop I love that git works.  I am doing write-host "hello world".  I'm calling it hello.ps1 I did a chmod +x and am looking for a shebang line to add to the top of the script so that

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Yes.  Try "#!/usr/bin/env pwsh" at the top of the file.

Is VS Code supposed to show Intellisense at the PS command prompt?  

It does show up my editor,  but it would nice if it would also work when working interactively on the PS command line in the Terminal 

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Unfortunately not, we're currently tracking this as an issue here: https://github.com/PowerShell/vscode-powershell/issues/535

 

To clarify, there's basically two terminal

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First thank you for making PowerShell. It has become an important tool for me everyday at work and makes system administration and automation incredibly easy and fun.

 

And now here we are with PowerShell Core... You guys have made an already incredible t

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Those are really kind words, Andrew, thank you so much!

 

As for how to give back, you can check out our Contribution Guide on GitHub: https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/blob/master/.github/CONTRIBUTING.md

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What is the best way to tell the team thanks?

 

You all have really made a tremendous impact on my professional life (and consequently, a much happier personal life too!) and I really want to shout THANKS!!! a thousand times over. It is hard to believe wh

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Nice job, Greg, you received a reply from Jeffrey!

 

How about instead of a Digital Sticker we include you in the Ignite 2017 team Picture?

 

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The best way to thank the team is to participate in the community.

Visit our github site and file bugs or comment on bugs, add examples to our documentation, add Pester t

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Is it possible to use windows PowerShell and SSH to a SSH Jump server (on a Unix host) and SSH from Jump server to another networking device (switch or router)?

Tried using PoSH-SSH module but could not get it to work with SSH Jump server
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You can use Windows PowerShell or PowerShell Core 6 within a SSH session.  For SSH remoting itself, I would recommend using our port of OpenSSH and using ssh.exe directly

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The install, management and use of the OpenSSH service is still pretty rough.  What are the plans for making OpenSSH deployable and manageable across thousands of machines which are not in Azure?

 

Can Group Policy be used to manage OpenSSH settings soon?

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Hey Becca,

 

Great question! Given that OpenSSH for Windows is still in beta, there are definitely some rough edges in the setup/configuration that we'll be smoothing out

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Please confirm that JEA will be supported with PSCore just like it is now (or better) with Windows PowerShell.

 

Any JEA changes coming for PSCore? 

 

Thanks!

 

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JEA on Windows should work the same on PSCore6 as it works on Windows PowerShell.  JEA on non-Windows is something we'd like to support in the future.  If you have any sp

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Good Morning,

 

I am not sure anyone is interested but I build IoT gateways using Pi's and Tinkerboards.  Is there anyway to shrink the footprint of PowerShell?  I have to shutdown the gateway to load PowerShell.  I want to build several DSC scripts to up

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IoT is something I'd like to enhance PowerShell to play a role.  For the sizing issue, most of the size is coming from corefx.  In the future, we'd like to have a smaller package

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Hi Sam Brawner from San Diego here.  It's been a while since any new powershell training has been published to mva.  Any plans to do some new sessions?  Would love to see some JHelmick and pals. 

  

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I don't have a plan to do this but I've started discussing this with Jason. We didn't update it for V4 or V5 because the content we delivered was the best for beginners. ... Read More

Given a PS training/workshop scenario, what would you recommend to tell beginners facing the challenge to learn to walk. So far I avoid confusing them with the fact that there are two flavours of PowerShell. If that topic arises anyways, I tell them don't

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Another great resource to provide is 'The Scripting Guys Blog'.  They are my first source when looking for answers to questions.  Easy to read and easy to follow.  

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I tend to fall back to some of the things I've learned from Jeffrey's and Don's PowerShell Unplugged sessions over the years: Get-help, Get-Command, Get-Member.

Also having taken a formal training where it was used with the Awesome Jason Helmick as instructor, I can tell you he does a fantastic and funny job making things easy to

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A fantastic tool for beginners is the Powershell In a Month of Lunches series.   Even if you don't attend a formal training where it's used as course material, you can ac

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Frank....I agreed w/ you the best thing is to start by learning the basic: language and syntax. There's also great beginners training and resources in the powershell.org... Read More

Now that PowerShell Core is GA. I was wondering if there is any plan to make PowerShell further supported/ enhanced in the Serverless model (e.g. Azure Function)?

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We have been discussing this with the Azure functions. We have Serverless support for PowerShell in Azure Automation and it is in our roadmap to support PSCore in Automat

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The build instructions for Windows mentions both Visual Studio and Vistual Studio Code in the environment setup. Visual Studio is required to be the 2015 release (which isn't publicly available) and there is an open issue concerning the 2017 release.

 

Wh

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The instructions may not make this clear, but Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, and .Net CLI are three different ways to build the code and you only need to use one of t

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Hi All,
Just wanted to know if PowerShell new version can be installed on Win 7 systems? Also if I want to keep my self up to date with ongoing things in PowerShell then what to do? I am learning PowerShell tool making. Any suggestions for the same?
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Yes, we support down to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. We highly recommend this book: https://www.amazon.com/Learn-PowerShell-Toolmaking-Month-Lunches/dp/1617291161

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Windows 7 works fine.

It seems to me that DSC has few design gaps and limitations but there is no sign of efforts to actually improve or fix them.

Can we expect further investments from Msft to evolve DSC or the unofficial recommendation / hint is to fill these gaps with Chef
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Hey CJ.  I'll have more information coming soon (like within the next week) on DSC.

Knowing that it has been a great success in having PowerShell Core as open source with the help of the community. But, there are still some confusion in using Github as the way to also report Windows PowerShell. Are there any plans to make some improvemen

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Good question:  For Windows PowerShell & DSC you want to continue using User Voice.  For PowerShell Core use GitHub.  Our team periodically reviews the User Voice issues

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Good Morning,

 

For the AMA, I curious, why isn't there an official Intune module?  I am trying to roll out Intune to a large number of Windows 10 PCs/Laptops and Apple phones.  It's bad enough having to jump between the old Silverlight Portal and the Azu

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Thanks for sharing that feedback. You should also vote on this on Intune user voice and can also track the progress of this here - https://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas/suggestions/8363319-add-powershell-support-to-manage-the-service

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As a sysadmin at a secondary school, I am a happy user of Windows PowerShell to do stuff more easy with cli than GUI alternatives. I mostly run cmlets and scripts from a "Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard" with Windows Powershell "5.1.14409.1012".

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For existing Windows PowerShell users where everything is working fine, there may not be sufficient reason to move to PSCore6 today.  If you're writing scripts against we

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Hi Jeffery,

 

Hope you doing great as usual. This is Arjun Bahree from Accenture, India. 

 

I wanted to know if there are any plans around Incorporating gRPC and Protocol Buffer support in PS in near future?

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We don't have any plans in this area and actually I'm not sure what the opportunity is.

Maybe you can file an issue on github and have the community comment on it.
You are

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What is the plan/roadmap to move or to write new modules that are utilised in Windows PowerShell for systems mgmt to PSCore6 ?

 

Also Windows PowerShell is a common engineering criteria for the MS product stack, will PS6 now become a CEC also ?

 

Many Tha

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Hey Alan,

 

Due to the high level of compatibility provided by .NET Standard and CDXML-based cmdlets, many of the modules "just work" with PowerShell Core once you add yo

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DSC has fallen so far behind Puppet and Chef, and there is so much doubt and confusion about the future of DSC with PSCore, is Microsoft simply going to buy Puppet Labs and integrate Puppet into DSC?  Maybe rebranded as "Puppet DSC" or something?

 

Same w

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:-)  I definitely hear you regarding confusion and will have more information coming soon.

No.

When will the details of DSC on PowerShell Core 6.0 be described?

 

Will PSCore still support push mode?

 

Will Microsoft release a DSC pull server for PSCore or describe how to configure IIS as a DSC pull server?  Or will the PSCore DSC pull server be Az

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Hi.  I'll be working on a new blog post to address this soon (hopefully within the next week).  The short answer is we envision a model where DSC will be able to take ful

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I expect there will be a shift to ship PSCore with future versions of Windows replacing the current Windows PowerShell.  I would imagine a lot of this is dependant on 1st party modules (ActiveDirectory) being compatible first?  Is this something that look

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Replacing Windows PowerShell with PSCore on Windows server is something that has come up in conversations but is something that has not been closed on. Today PSCore can b

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When will the PowerShell Gallery be integrated into the Microsoft Store?  Or into Visual Studio or VSCode by default? 

 

If I'm off base here, what are the plans for the PSGallery as the single location for everything for Windows PowerShell and PowerShell

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I'd suggest for you to request this integration w/ the Windows team :)....

Seriously....

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Are there any plans to get c# / golang type functions in Powershell? I love PS, but need my before / during / after statements with my foreach loops!

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Foreach-Object in the pipeline has parameters for Begin, Process and End. Foreach statement does not, or did I not understand your question? :-)

Welcome to the PowerShell Ask Microsoft Anything with Jeffrey Snover and the PowerShell team! This live hour gives you the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback directly to the PowerShell team regarding the recently-announced latest version of PowerShell

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Hi, Ryen Tang from NZ. Excited with PWSH Core.
Hi, Jonas from Denmark :) Hope to see you all at PSConf.EU again this spring.
Hi Tore Groneng from Norway here (https://twitter.com/toregroneng)

Hi! I'm Kirk Freiheit, joining from Sanford, FL.   Very excited about PowerShell Core 6!

Hey all. Joining from NZ - Cloud & Enterprise sysadmin.

hi,

 

Have not played much with Core yet, however I got the understanding that logging (module/scriptblock) is somewhat missing. How will you address this going forward?

 

Cheers

 

Tore

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Script block logging was missing in PSCore6, but added in time for GA.  However, we made a decision to have a different (but similar) set of GPO settings for PSCore6 rath

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advice on how to find out 

if a PowerShell-module is compatible with PSv6

 

How about a Test-ModuleCompatibility cmdlet which checks if an module i compatible with PSv6 // .Net Core?

 

 

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May I say... It would be nice of the PS Gallery would provide a way to stop a module installation if the module only works in Windows Systems. Right know using the '-tag ... Read More
That list is mighty small

This is an issue we are aware of and working with PSGet team to improve the experience.  Currently, the best way to find modules known to be compatible with PSCore6 is to

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We currently have the 1.0 and 2.0 versions of strict mode (with Set-StrictMode).

 

What's the future plans for strict modes?

 

Will we see any more strict modes in the near future?

 

Might we even see a strict mode where quotation of strings are mandatory

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Let me say things this way:

 

Azure Stack is absolutely dependent on PowerShell.  We have > 250Kloc of PowerShell.

That experience has led me to the conclusion that we ne

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How would you explain someone in the Unix world who is in charge of tasks like Continuous Integration/Deployment and uses popular tools like Kubernetes, Docker, git the unique advantages of using PowerShell for that?

 

 

Can you imagine a future where Pow

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I am not sure that I understand why Microsoft is essentially ditching a lot of what made Powershell valuable in the Enterprise, with the hopes of increased adopting acros... Read More

First answer would be - it's just another tool in the Unix toolkit.
Like all tools, give it a try and if you like it, use it and if you don't, dont.

 

The second answer wo

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Great question! January 10th wasn't chosen because of any special significance. It was just the first day we were able to ship the complete new version. Keep an eye out f

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Hi All,

I have written a script which changes values of some attributes. It is working fine. I just want to know that if I want to get email every week regarding how many groups are added and if their value was changed.
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Hey Abhay,
Post your question here with the script that you've created and the community can take a look at it and assist you.
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=winserverpowershell
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When will PowerShell Core 6.0 be installed by default on Windows Server with the graphical desktop experience?  The next long-term release is supposed to be either March or September of 2018.  Thanks!

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This is something that is under discussion but is something we have not closed on about PSCore being on Windows Server by Default. For PSCore the next major updates shoul

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Hi all !

.NET Core is a subset of .NET Standard, i got that, still the question is:

 

If i develop a Module for PowerShell Core, can i be sure this is backwards compatible to PowerShell 5.1 (on the Windows platform only)?

 

Thanks / Roman

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We have some basic documentation right now to develop modules that work across Windows PowerShell and PowerShell Core.  However, it's currently based on PowerShell Standa

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Hi all !

 

Today, Azure Automation is based on Windows PowerShell.

Are there plans to add PowerShell Core support for Azure Automation?

 

Thanks / Roman

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Let me add that you can use AzureRM.Netcore module with PowerShell Core in both Windows and Linux. It's a smaller subset, as not all the modules are ready, but you can st... Read More
This is something we are working on and it's on our roadmap.

 

Hello

Is there a plan to support PowerShell on SUSE Linux Enterprise 12.x ?

 

This is an important Linux OS on which runs some important enterprise business software like SAP

 

Thanks

Goran

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This is something we are planning and it's in our backlog and you can track the status here - 

https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/issues/3427  

 

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What is going on with the Windows Compatibility Pack for PSCore?

 

How long before full Compatibility Pack and PSCore integration?

 

Will we get full WMI service access?

 

Will all the networking-related cmdlets come back?

 

Will the Compatibility Pack be

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Windows PowerShell Compatibility Pack is on hold until we get PowerShell Standard 5.1 Library published (which should happen this month).  Plan is to bring back many of t

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As a stop gap I created the PSCoreWindowsCompat module ( https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/PSCoreWindowsCompat ) which adds the .NET namespaces and classes form

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With PS6 being cross-platform and Iron Python being in the state it is (both in popularity and Python 3 conformance, etc.), do you see PowerShell being a possible contender to Python in classically non-Windows domain-specific use cases such as Data Scienc

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I would say Python is a standard in the Linux world. PowerShell Core is not meant to replace Python or any other Linux technology. I dare to say that is the good companio... Read More
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I think that Python is certainly more "welcome" in the Linux community.
Our goal is not to become Python or be a contender, sure there's an overlap, but our goal is to deliver a great cross-platform tool for automation and management of hybri... Read More
Or, is Python replacing PowerShell! Just look at the direction of Azure Functions which is dropping PowerShell in V2 and working on Python as a higher priority.

Does the PowerShell team have any plans for porting some functionality to the older versions and to Windows?

Specifically some functionality which have been made in the Microsoft.PowerShell.Management module could be very useful to me in PowerShell 5.2

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Current plan is to only do security fixes for Windows PowerShell and to focus all new work on PowerShell Core.

Good Morning,

 

I am hoping to understand a few things so I can keep in step with Microsoft's vision for Azure/O365/Intune/OMS/...  Since I can Ask Microsoft Anything (#AMA), "What is the road map for Automation and Azure?"  There is too much activity req

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We have this problem in focus and are working on it.  
To be more precise, Scott Guthrie has this problem in focus and is ensuring we work on it (True). :-)

There are 3 is

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Best Response confirmed by Michael Holste (Community Manager)

When will modules like ActiveDirectory (RSAT) and AzureRM work 100% in PowerShell Core?  I'm excited about being able to use any platform to perform tasks in PowerShell, but the main module I need there is AD which still isn't available.

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We are working closely with the Windows server team on the AD module. Also working with Azure PowerShell team on AzureRM and other modules for PS Core. We have a pre rele... Read More
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Big fan of Powershell here,

My Question is,

With powershell core being cross-platform, What are the things going to be focused in the next versions and where do you want to see powershell in the future?

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One of the things I'm most excited about OSSing PowerShell is that it allows multiple groups of people to pursue multiple goals and bring as many resources as they want t... Read More
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Knowing the fact that a large percent (if not all) Linux Admin don't use GUI apps, but for a good percentage of Windows Admin love to use the cmdlet Out-GridView to provide a quick popup window to display a subset of results. It has become very useful.

So

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Thanks Steve!

Currently there has been lots of focus back on the console which spawned new features like CloudShell.  We do have desire, but no concrete plans yet to enable GUIs in the console

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Simply want to know if there is anything planned for Windows Powershell this year. Any major updates or the like?

 

Would also be nice to know if you have any plans of replacing Windows Powershell with Powershell Core sometime in the future?

 

Thanks.

 

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Welcome to the wonderful world of OSS - our planning is completely transparent and available on github AND you get to contribute to the planning/prioritization AND if you

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In the PowerShell Core 6.0 release announcement on the PowerShell Team Blog (https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/powershell/2018/01/10/powershell-core-6-0-generally-available-ga-and-supported/), "Executing Desired State Configuration (DSC) resources using Po

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This is in reference to using the DSC cmdlets in Core.  There isn't full coverage yet.

 

I'll be working on a new blog post regarding DSC soon.

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With Windows PowerShell no longer being actively developed, how does that fit alongside the fact that it is full of Windows-specific modules for managing Server's roles and features that will presumably never be represented in .NET Core?  Are we left mana

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To expand on this further:

 

Windows PowerShell has done the impossible in bridging the chasm between traditional admin and developer skillsets/roles.  It's had me taking

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We are very excited to announce an upcoming opportunity to 'Ask Microsoft Anything' (AMA) about PowerShell with Jeffrey Snover! The AMA will take place in the PowerShell AMA space on January 11, 2018. Please submit your questions there.

 

Learn about the

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