Windows Management Framework 4.0 Preview download is available

Microsoft announced that the Windows Management Framework (WMF) 4.0 preview is available for download on Microsoft download center.

Windows Management Framework (WMF) 4.0 Preview contains updated functionality available for installation on Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1, and Windows Server 2012. WMF 4.0 Preview contains updated version of the following features:

  • Windows PowerShell
  • Windows PowerShell ISE
  • Windows PowerShell Web Services (Management OData IIS Extension)
  • Windows Remote Management (WinRM)
  • Windows Management Infrastructure (WMI)

Make a note that this preview release cannot be installed on systems with Windows 8.

Don’t forget to check the release notes before you install this update. ¬†Also, there is a guide available for understanding and using Desired State Configuration (DSC). These documents are a part of WMF 4.0 download package.

This updated PowerShell 4.0 and other WMF 4.0 functionality is available in Windows Server 2012 R2 preview too.

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