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Change to DSC Resource Kit release strategy

The PowerShell team blog http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2015/02/13/new-and-improved-resource-kit.aspx details the new resources and bug fixes in wave 10 of the DSC resource kit. This is a much smaller release than the of late but includes new resources for initializing and formatting disks

 

IMPORTANT NOTE

 

One point in the “small print” is important to note. This is the last release of these resource as a big zip file for download from the TechNet script gallery. In future these resources will only be available through the PowerShell gallery. Use Find-DscResource to discover the resources available in the gallery and Update-Module & Install-module to get the modules containing resources from the gallery.

DSC Resource Kit Wave 10

The next release (wave 10) of the Desired State Resource Kit is available. You can download the whole of the resource kit from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/DSC-Resource-Kit-All-c449312d

This version includes the IIS resources that were missing in wave 9

WMF 5.0 February 2015 preview

A new preview of Windows Management Framework 5.0 (PowerShell) is available.

 

See http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2015/02/18/windows-management-framework-5-0-preview-february-2015-is-now-available.aspx

for details.

 

The release notes indicate which new features are considered stable and which are still regarded as experimental and therefore subject to change.

 

Downloads are available for Windows 8.1 (x32 and x64), Windows Server 2012 R2  Windows 2012. You will need .NET 4.5 installed.