PowerShell v2 Release Schedule

Here at TechEd EMEA Jeffrey Snover has just announced detailed release schedule for PowerShell v2 (currently available as CTP 2):

  • December 2008CTP 3 (Community Technology Preview) or Beta 1 if it meets the internal criteria and all names/features are finalized.
  • RTMend of 2009/early 2010 as part of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • RTM for XP, 2003, Vista, and 2008 – as a downloadable package (with new WinRM bundled in there) a few months after that (that is H1 2010).

This is the first time these details were announced – common expectation was that PowerShell v2 would become available as a standalone package for all platforms mid-2009.

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12 Responses to “PowerShell v2 Release Schedule”


  1. 1 Steven Peck November 6, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    So, estimated 2010 before v2 is available as a separate download?

  2. 2 Dmitry Sotnikov November 6, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Correct, no v2 as a separate download before 2010.

  3. 3 sjb November 6, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    wow thats aweful.

  4. 4 John Allman November 7, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    What a disappointment.

  5. 5 Dmitry Sotnikov November 10, 2008 at 11:08 am

    Well we might actually see PowerShell v2 in 2009 after all.

    At some of the WinHEC talks last week Microsoft folks were telling that Windows 7 might be available for the US holday season next year (which means it should RTM in Q3) or even for the back-to-school season (meaning mid-year RTM): http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=1706

    This means that the “few months plus” PowerShell v2 date might get into H2 2009 after all.

    My guess is that things will become clear based on when we get Win7 Beta 1 (by the end of the year or Q1 09?) and RC (early 2009 or mid-09?)

    Dmitry

  6. 6 Jack Hughes November 10, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Phew…that’s a relief. Gives me plenty of time to implement the necessary changes introduced by V2 to my cmdlets.

  7. 7 Dmitry Sotnikov November 10, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Positive attitude is a great approach!🙂

  8. 8 Hans November 12, 2009 at 8:28 am

    MS managed to get the thing out before the end of 2009!

    Check out: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968929

    Grtz, Hans


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