PowerShell 5 Preview is here

Windows Management Framework 5 Preview has been released, and can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42316.

You can see some of the new features below and take a look at this blog post for more details http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2014/04/03/windows-management-framework-v5-preview.aspx

Network Switch Cmdlets

The Network Switch Cmdlets enable you to do switch, VLAN and basic Layer 2 network switch port configuration to Windows Server 2012 R2 Logo certified Network switches. Microsoft remains committed to support the Data Center Abstraction vision (DAL) and to show value for our customers and partners in this space. Using these cmdlets you can do:

  • Global switch configuration, such as:
    • Setting host name
    • Setting switch banner
    • Persist configuration
    • Enable or disable feature
  • VLAN configuration:
    • Create or remove VLAN
    • Enable or disable VLAN
    • Enumerate VLAN
    • Set friendly name to a VLAN
  • Layer 2 port configuration:
    • Enumerate ports
    • Enable or disable ports
    • Set port modes and properties
    • Add or associate VLAN to Trunk or Access on the port


OneGet is a new way to discover and install software packages from around the web. With OneGet, you can:

  • Manage a list of software repositories in which packages can be searched, acquired, and installed
  • Search and filter your repositories to find the packages you need
  • Seamlessly install and uninstall packages from one or more repositories with a single PowerShell command



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