Microsoft Releases PowerShell 7.1

Microsoft released PowerShell 7.1, the latest major update to PowerShell 7, bringing improvements and fixes inline with the recent release of .NET 5.

Recently, Microsoft announced the release of PowerShell 7.1, the latest major update to PowerShell 7. 

Well, PowerShell is a cross-platform task automation and configuration management framework, from Microsoft, consisting of a command-line shell and scripting language. While most shells accept and return text, PowerShell is built on top of the .NET Common Language Runtime, and accepts and returns .NET objects. This core change brings entirely new tools and methods for automation.

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PowerShell 7.1 includes a number of improvements and fixes that build on top of the PowerShell 7.0 release in March and the recent release of .NET 5.

Users can get the latest release from the GitHub Releases for PowerShell. And, for the first time, Windows 10 users can also now pick up the latest version of PowerShell on the Microsoft Store. PowerShell 7.1 is supported under the Microsoft Modern Lifecycle Policy for the same support timeline as .NET 5.

Microsoft said that PowerShell 7 is the modern, cross-platform edition of PowerShell built on top of .NET 5+ . It offers cross-platform support on Linux, macOS, and Windows, parallelization, SSH-based remoting,  new operators and language features, Docker containers, and a long tail of small improvements and bug fixes.

PowerShell 7.1 also supports ARM32 and ARM64 versions of Debian, Ubuntu, and ARM64 Alpine Linux.

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