Release Dates for PowerShell 3 announced!

Microsoft has just announced, at its Worldwide Partner Conference, that Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 are on track to hit "Release to Manufacturing" the first week of August, with general product availability in October. That means PowerShell v3 will start becoming available in August-September; we can expect v3 to be available as a Web download for older versions of Windows probably by December (based on past performance; it could actually be sooner or a bit later). That'll include Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2, but notably will not include Windows Vista (does anyone mind?). v3 will not ship for Windows XP or Windows Server 2003; those ships have sailed and it's time to move on! 

About Don Jones

Don Jones is a Windows PowerShell MVP, author of several Windows PowerShell books (and other IT books), Co-founder and President/CEO of, PowerShell columnist for Microsoft TechNet Magazine, PowerShell educator, and designer/author of several Windows PowerShell courses (including Microsoft's). Power to the shell!