Another Preview version for Windows PowerShell has been released by Microsoft. PowerShell 7.2 Preview 10 is available for download for Windows, MacOS, and Linux.
Preview updates are released before the actual public release so that users that opt to use it can submit their feedback to Microsoft and mitigate any issues if discovered. You can download PowerShell 7.2 Preview 10 from the links provided down below.
Let us continue to see what changes this recent release holds so you can make an informed decision on whether or not to install it on your computer.
Changes and improvements
Here is a summary of the significant changes PowerShell 7.2 Preview 10 offers:
Engine Updates and Fixes
- Removed duplicate remote server mediator code.
General Cmdlet Updates and Fixes
PlainTextwhen writing to a host that doesn’t support VT.
- Remove support for
AppExecLinksto retrieve target.
PSHostUserInterfaceas public API.
ConvertTo-SecureStringwith key regression due to .NET breaking change.
- Fix regression in
Move-Itemto only fallback to
CopyAndDeletein specific cases.
$?correctly for command expression with redirection.
CurrentCulturewhen handling conversions to
CommandInvocationIntrinsicsAPI documentation and style.
- Fix typo in build.psm1.
filetypexmland format it.
- Enable sending Teams notification when workflow fails.
- Enable two previously disabled
Download PowerShell 7.2 Preview 10
For Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
For more download options, please check out this download page.
You can now begin installing PowerShell 7.2 Preview 10 by executing the downloaded package and following through with the installation wizard. Once you have downloaded and installed the Windows PowerShell Preview version, open Run and type in pwsh to open PowerShell Core window and check your installed version.
Change is always good unless your system or work is somehow affected negatively. Therefore, we suggest that you do try out this preview release, but not in a production environment. Stable versions of PowerShell are best recommended for production environments as they do not have the glitches a preview release may have.
PowerShell Preview releases are best suited for performing tests, and to check whether your automation or script will be compatible with the newer versions of the command-line shell.