PowerShell will be able to update itself through Windows Update

PowerShell will be able to update itself through Windows Update

Microsoft has released PowerShell version 7.2 which introduces the ability to receive updates through the Microsoft Update service on Windows 10 and Windows Server devices. As stated by the same company through the words of Steve Lee, Principal Software Engineer Manager for PowerShell:

We have added integration with Microsoft Update to automatically keep your 7.2 installation up to date whenever a version of maintenance that includes only critical bug fixes or security updates. The MSI installer will automatically enable PowerShell 7 update and Microsoft Update activation.

In case you don't know it, PowerShell is an automation-focused scripting language. It is a cross-platform product compatible with all major operating systems, from Windows to Linux and macOS, and allows you to work with structured data such as JSON, CSV, XML, REST API and object models.

We remind you that Microsoft Update allows you to get updates via Windows Update for Business, WSUS, SCCM or the Settings dialog. Users will also be able to disable automatic updates if they prefer to manually update PowerShell instead.

Credit: Microsoft As reported by colleagues at Bleeping Computer, Microsoft Update can provide updates for both stable and preview editions. The Redmond company announced that it would release future PowerShell updates via Windows Update this past June.

Here are more new features built into PowerShell 7.2:

New universal installation packages for most supported Linux distributions Microsoft Update support for Windows 2 new experimental features Improved support for native command argument passing ANSI fileInfo color support Enhanced TAB completions PSReadLine 2.1 with Predictive IntelliSense 7 experimental features promoted to Mainstream and 1 removed Separation of DSC from PowerShell 7 to make future improvements Several notable changes to improve usability

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