Software Update: PowerShell 7.2.7

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Microsoft has released version 7.2.7 of PowerShell. PowerShell is an object-oriented task automation shell and scripting language, which consists of a command-line shell, a scripting language, and a configuration management framework. The software has been around since 2006 and has been a standard part of Windows since version 2.0. Since August 2016 it is open source and also available for Linux and macOS. The changelog for this release can be found below.

Engine Updates and Fixes

  • On Unix, explicitly terminate the native process during cleanup only if it’s not running in background (#18280)
  • Stop sending telemetry about ApplicationType (#18168)

General Cmdlet Updates and Fixes

  • Remove the 1-second minimum delay in Invoke-WebRequest for downloading small files, and prevent file-download-error suppression (#18170)
  • Enable searching for assemblies in GAC_Arm64 on Windows (#18169)
  • Fix error formatting to use color defined in $PSStyle.Formatting (#18287)

tests

  • Use Ubuntu 20.04 for SSH remoting test (#18289)

Build and Packaging Improvements

Bump .NET to version 6.0.402 (#18188)(#18290)

  • Update cg manifest (#18319)
  • Fix build.psm1 to find the required .NET SDK version when a higher version is installed (#17299) (#18282)
  • Update MSI exit message (#18173)
  • Remove XML files for min-size package (#18274)
  • Update list of PS team members in release tools (#18171)
  • Make the link to minimal package blob public during release (#18174)
  • Add XML reference documents to NuPkg files for SDK (#18172)
  • Update to use version 2.21.0 of Application Insights (#18271)

Version number 7.2.7
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, Windows 11
Website Microsoft
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License type GPL
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