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7.0 Changelog

7.0.0 - 2020-03-04

General Cmdlet Updates and Fixes

  • Enable Ctrl+C to work for global tool (#11959)
  • Fix ConciseView to not show the line information within the error messages (#11952)

Build and Packaging Improvements

  • Publish PowerShell into the Windows engineering system package format (#11960)
  • Bump .NET core framework to 3.1.2 (#11963)
  • Ensure the man page gzip has the correct name for LTS release (#11956)
  • Bump Microsoft.ApplicationInsights from 2.13.0 to 2.13.1 (#11925)

7.0.0-rc.3 - 2020-02-21

Breaking Changes

  • Fix Invoke-Command missing error on session termination (#11586)

Engine Updates and Fixes

  • Update the map between console color to VT sequences (#11891)
  • Fix SSH remoting error on Windows platform (#11907)
  • Restore the PowerShellStreamType enum with an ObsoleteAttribute (#11836)
  • Handle cases where CustomEvent was not initially sent (#11807)
  • Fix how COM objects are enumerated (#11795)
  • Fix NativeDllHandler to not throw when file is not found (#11787)
  • Restore SetBreakpoints API (#11622)
  • Do not needlessly pass -l login_name or -p port to ssh (#11518) (Thanks @LucaFilipozzi!)
  • Fix for JEA user role in virtual account (#11668)
  • Do not resolve types from assemblies that are loaded in separate AssemblyLoadContext (#11088)

General Cmdlet Updates and Fixes

  • Sync current directory in WinCompat remote session (#11809)
  • Add WinCompat deny list support using a setting in powershell.config.json (#11726)
  • Fix unnecessary trimming of line resulting in incorrect index with ConciseView (#11670)

Code Cleanup

  • Change name of ClrVersion parameter back to revert change in capitalization (#11623)

Tools

  • Update changelog generation script (#11736) (Thanks @xtqqczze!)
  • Update to CredScan v2 (#11765)

Tests

  • Make sure to test whether we skip a test using consistent logic (#11892)
  • Skip directory creation at root test on macOS (#11878)
  • Update Get-PlatformInfo helper and tests for Debian 10, 11 and CentOS 8 (#11842)
  • Ensure correct pwsh is used for test runs (#11486) (Thanks @iSazonov!)

Build and Packaging Improvements

  • Add LTSRelease value from metadata.json to release.json (#11897)
  • Bump Microsoft.ApplicationInsights from 2.12.1 to 2.13.0 (#11894)
  • Make LTS package always not a preview (#11895)
  • Bump System.Data.SqlClient from 4.8.0 to 4.8.1 (#11879)
  • Change LTSRelease value in metadata.json to true for RC.3 release (Internal 10960)
  • Update LTS logic to depend on metadata.json (#11877)
  • Set default value of LTSRelease to false (#11874)
  • Refactor packaging pipeline (#11852)
  • Make sure LTS packages have symbolic links for pwsh and pwsh-lts (#11843)
  • Bump Microsoft.PowerShell.Native from 7.0.0-rc.2 to 7.0.0 (#11839)
  • Update the NuGet package generation to include cimcmdlet.dll and most of the built-in modules (#11832)
  • Bump Microsoft.PowerShell.Archive from 1.2.4.0 to 1.2.5 (#11833)
  • Bump PSReadLine from 2.0.0-rc2 to 2.0.0 (#11831)
  • Add trace source and serialization primitives to the allowed assembly list (Internal 10911)
  • Update the NextReleaseTag to be v7.0.0-preview.7 (#11372)
  • Change packaging to produce LTS packages (#11772)
  • Build tar packages only when building on Ubuntu (#11766)
  • Bump NJsonSchema from 10.1.4 to 10.1.5 (#11730)
  • Fix symbolic link creation in packaging.psm1 (#11723)
  • Bump Microsoft.ApplicationInsights from 2.12.0 to 2.12.1 (#11708)
  • Bump NJsonSchema from 10.1.3 to 10.1.4 (#11620)
  • Move to latest Azure DevOps agent images (#11704)
  • Bump Markdig.Signed from 0.18.0 to 0.18.1 (#11641)

Documentation and Help Content

  • Add links to diffs on Github in changelog (#11652) (Thanks @xtqqczze!)
  • Fix markdown-link test failure (#11653) (Thanks @xtqqczze!)

7.0.0-rc.2 - 2020-01-16

Breaking Changes

  • Use ISOWeek for week numbers in Get-Date accounting for leap years #11536 (Thanks @paalbra!)

Engine Updates and Fixes

  • Revert the PRs that made DBNull.Value and NullString.Value treated as $null (#11584)
  • Support expanding ~ in $env:PATH when doing command discovery (#11552)
  • Skip null data in output data received handler to fix a NullReferenceException (#11448) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Add ssh parameter sets for the parameter -JobName in Invoke-Command (#11444)
  • Adding PowerShell Editor Services and PSScriptAnalyzer to tracked modules (#11514)
  • Fix key exchange hang with SecureString for the OutOfProc transports (#11380, #11406)
  • Add setting to disable the implicit WinPS module loading (#11332)

General Cmdlet Updates and Fixes

  • Fix NullReferenceException in ConciseView (#11435) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Remove the default value of $true for the parameter -RequireLicenseAcceptance in New-ModuleManifest (#11512) (Thanks @ThomasNieto!)
  • Make Web Cmdlets skip processing the content headers with a null or empty value for backward compatibility (#11421) (Thanks @spongemike2!)
  • Don't format exceptions that are not ErrorRecord objects (#11415)
  • Mark InitialSessionState.ImportPSSnapIn as Obsolete (#11399)
  • Use PositionMessage for the line context information for ConciseView (#11398)
  • Add trailing line number to filename for ConciseView (#11391)
  • Update HelpInfoUri for all modules in PowerShell 7.0 (#11389)
  • Remove unnecessary newline in ConciseView (#11383)
  • Move Set-StrictMode to the outer script block for ErrorView (#11381)
  • Remove the declaration of Get-Error experimental feature from module manifest (#11369)
  • Update error message if Update-Help fails for the current UICulture (#11356)
  • Test-Connection: Fallback to hop IP Address on -Traceroute without -ResolveDestination (#11335) (Thanks @vexx32!)
  • Add null host name check in WSMan (#11288) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Add Type member to exceptions containing type of exception for Get-Error (#11076)
  • Write an error if argument is a directory in Get-FileHash cmdlet (#11114) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Update Get-Error to not modify the original $Error object (#11125)

Code Cleanup

  • Use .NET code to check for processor architecture instead of P/Invoke (#11046) (Thanks @iSazonov!)

Tests

  • Test fixes for various platforms (#11579, #11541)
  • Various test fixes for debugger and remoting (#11528)
  • DSC test fixes for Alpine and Raspbian (#11508)
  • Normalize line endings before comparing string in tests (#11499)
  • Fix ssh remoting test to work on all platforms (#11500)
  • Build test artifacts for Alpine (#11483)
  • Make null member access tests as string to avoid parsing errors (#11385)
  • Fix test failing when UnixStat feature is disabled (#11370)
  • Update hosting tests to use the SDK version from the build property (#11368)
  • Add retry to Enter-PSHostProcess test (#11360)

Build and Packaging Improvements

  • Bump Microsoft.PowerShell.Native from 7.0.0-rc.1 to 7.0.0.rc.2 (#11583)
  • Update .NET SDK version to 3.1.101 (#11582)
  • Bump PSReadLine from 2.0.0-rc1 to 2.0.0-rc2 (#11581)
  • Bump NJsonSchema from 10.0.28 to 10.1.3 (#11382, #11573)
  • Generate the correct reference assembly for Microsoft.PowerShell.ConsoleHost NuGet package (#11545)
  • Update building of MSIX for RC to use 100 range revision (#11526)
  • Fix symbolic links on Debian 10 packages (#11474)
  • Bump Microsoft.PowerShell.Archive from 1.2.3.0 to 1.2.4.0 (#11502)
  • Add script to rebuild WIX component references (#11485)
  • Bump PackageManagement from 1.4.5 to 1.4.6 (#11427)
  • Bump PowerShellGet from 2.2.2 to 2.2.3 (#11426)
  • Bump ThreadJob from 2.0.2 to 2.0.3 (#11416)
  • Fix symbolic links to libs on Debian 10 (#11390)
  • Improve Ubuntu detection for Ubuntu derivatives like GalliumOS etc (#11155)

Documentation and Help Content

  • Fix broken link in debugging README.md (#11503)

7.0.0-rc.1 - 2019-12-16

Breaking Changes

  • Make update notification support LTS and default channels (#11132)

Engine Updates and Fixes

  • Improvements in breakpoint APIs for remote scenarios (#11312)
  • Fix PowerShell class definition leaking into another Runspace (#11273)
  • Fix a regression in formatting caused by the FirstOrDefault primitive added in 7.0.0-Preview1 (#11258)
  • Additional Microsoft Modules to track in PS7 Telemetry (#10751)
  • Make approved features non-experimental (#11303)
  • Update ConciseView to use TargetObject if applicable (#11075)
  • Fix NullReferenceException in CompletionCompleters public methods (#11274)
  • Fix apartment thread state check on non-Windows platforms (#11301)
  • Update setting PSModulePath to concatenate the process and machine environment variables (#11276)
  • Bump .NET Core to 3.1.0 (#11260)
  • Fix detection of $PSHOME in front of $env:PATH (#11141)

General Cmdlet Updates and Fixes

  • Fix for issue on Raspbian for setting date of file changes in UnixStat Experimental Feature (#11313)
  • Add -AsPlainText to ConvertFrom-SecureString (#11142)
  • Added WindowsPS version check for WinCompat (#11148)
  • Fix error-reporting in some WinCompat scenarios (#11259)
  • Add native binary resolver (#11032) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Update calculation of char width to respect CJK chars correctly (#11262)
  • Add Unblock-File for macOS (#11137)
  • Fix regression in Get-PSCallStack (#11210) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Avoid automatically loading the ScheduledJob module when using Job cmdlets (#11194)
  • Add OutputType to Get-Error cmdlet and preserve original TypeNames (#10856)
  • Fix null reference in SupportsVirtualTerminal property (#11105)

Code Cleanup

  • Change comment and element text to meet Microsoft standards (#11304)

Tests

  • Make unreliable DSC test pending (#11131)

Build and Packaging Improvements

  • Fix Nuget package signing for Coordinated Package build (#11316)
  • Update dependencies from PowerShell Gallery and NuGet (#11323)
  • Bump Microsoft.ApplicationInsights from 2.11.0 to 2.12.0 (#11305)
  • Bump Microsoft.CodeAnalysis.CSharp from 3.3.1 to 3.4.0 (#11265)
  • Updates packages for Debian 10 and 11 (#11236)
  • Only enable experimental features prior to RC (#11162)
  • Update macOS minimum version (#11163)
  • Bump NJsonSchema from 10.0.27 to 10.0.28 (#11170)

Documentation and Help Content

  • Refactor change logs into one log per release (#11165)
  • Fix FWLinks for PowerShell 7 online help documents (#11071)

7.0.0-preview.6 - 2019-11-21

Breaking Changes

  • Update Test-Connection to work more like the one in Windows PowerShell (#10697) (Thanks @vexx32!)
  • Preserve $? for ParenExpression, SubExpression and ArrayExpression (#11040)
  • Set working directory to current directory in Start-Job (#10920) (Thanks @iSazonov!)

Engine Updates and Fixes

  • Allow pwsh to inherit $env:PSModulePath and enable powershell.exe to start correctly (#11057)

Experimental Features

  • Provide Unix stat information in filesystem output (#11042)
  • Support null-conditional operators ?. and ?[] in PowerShell language (#10960)
  • Support using non-compatible Windows PowerShell modules in PowerShell Core (#10973)

Performance

  • Avoid using closure in Parser.SaveError (#11006)
  • Improve the caching when creating new Regex instances (#10657) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Improve processing of the PowerShell built-in type data from types.ps1xml, typesV3.ps1xml and GetEvent.types.ps1xml (#10898)
  • Update PSConfiguration.ReadValueFromFile to make it faster and more memory efficient (#10839)

General Cmdlet Updates and Fixes

  • Add limit check in Get-WinEvent (#10648) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Fix command runtime so StopUpstreamCommandsException doesn't get populated in -ErrorVariable (#10840)
  • Set the output encoding to [Console]::OutputEncoding for native commands (#10824)
  • Support multi-line code blocks in examples (#10776) (Thanks @Greg-Smulko!)
  • Add Culture parameter to Select-String cmdlet (#10943) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Fix Start-Job working directory path with trailing backslash (#11041)
  • ConvertFrom-Json: Unwrap collections by default (#10861) (Thanks @danstur!)
  • Use case-sensitive Hashtable for Group-Object cmdlet with -CaseSensitive and -AsHashtable switches (#11030) (Thanks @vexx32!)
  • Handle exception if enumerating files fails when rebuilding path to have correct casing (#11014)
  • Fix ConciseView to show Activity instead of myCommand (#11007)
  • Allow web cmdlets to ignore HTTP error statuses (#10466) (Thanks @vdamewood!)
  • Fix piping of more than one CommandInfo to Get-Command (#10929)
  • Add back Get-Counter cmdlet for Windows (#10933)
  • Make ConvertTo-Json treat [AutomationNull]::Value and [NullString]::Value as $null (#10957)
  • Remove brackets from ipv6 address for SSH remoting (#10968)
  • Fix crash if command sent to pwsh is just whitespace (#10977)
  • Added cross-platform Get-Clipboard and Set-Clipboard (#10340)
  • Fix setting original path of filesystem object to not have extra trailing slash (#10959)
  • Support $null for ConvertTo-Json (#10947)
  • Add back Out-Printer command on Windows (#10906)
  • Fix Start-Job -WorkingDirectory with whitespace (#10951)
  • Return default value when getting null for a setting in PSConfiguration.cs (#10963) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Handle IO exception as non-terminating (#10950)
  • Add GraphicalHost assembly to enable Out-GridView, Show-Command, and Get-Help -ShowWindow (#10899)
  • Take ComputerName via pipeline in Get-HotFix (#10852) (Thanks @kvprasoon!)
  • Fix tab completion for parameters so that it shows common parameters as available (#10850)
  • Fix GetCorrectCasedPath() to first check if any system file entries is returned before calling First() (#10930)
  • Set working directory to current directory in Start-Job (#10920) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Change TabExpansion2 to not require -CursorColumn and treat as $InputScript.Length (#10849)
  • Handle case where Host may not return Rows or Columns of screen (#10938)
  • Fix use of accent colors for hosts that don't support them (#10937)
  • Add back Update-List command (#10922)
  • Update FWLink Id for Clear-RecycleBin (#10925)
  • During tab completion, skip file if can't read file attributes (#10910)
  • Add back Clear-RecycleBin for Windows (#10909)
  • Add $env:__SuppressAnsiEscapeSequences to control whether to have VT escape sequence in output (#10814)

Code Cleanup

  • Cleanup style issues in Compiler.cs (#10368) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Remove the unused type converter for CommaDelimitedStringCollection (#11000) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Cleanup style in InitialSessionState.cs (#10865) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Code clean up for PSSession class (#11001)
  • Remove the not-working 'run Update-Help from Get-Help when Get-Help runs for the first time' feature (#10974)
  • Fix style issues (#10998) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Cleanup: use the built-in type alias (#10882) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Remove the unused setting key ConsolePrompting and avoid unnecessary string creation when querying ExecutionPolicy setting (#10985)
  • Disable update notification check for daily builds (#10903) (Thanks @bergmeister!)
  • Reinstate debugging API lost in #10338 (#10808)

Tools

  • Add default setting for the SDKToUse property so that it builds in VS (#11085)
  • Install-Powershell.ps1: Add parameter to use MSI installation (#10921) (Thanks @MJECloud!)
  • Add basic examples for install-powershell.ps1 (#10914) (Thanks @kilasuit!)

Tests

  • Fix stringdata test to correctly validate keys of hashtables (#10810)
  • Unload test modules (#11061) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Increase time between retries of testing URL (#11015)
  • Update tests to accurately describe test actions. (#10928) (Thanks @romero126!)

Build and Packaging Improvements

  • Updating links in README.md and metadata.json for Preview.5 (#10854)
  • Select the files for compliance tests which are owned by PowerShell (#10837)
  • Allow win7x86 msix package to build. (Internal 10515)
  • Allow semantic versions to be passed to NormalizeVersion function (#11087)
  • Bump .NET core framework to 3.1-preview.3 (#11079)
  • Bump PSReadLine from 2.0.0-beta5 to 2.0.0-beta6 in /src/Modules (#11078)
  • Bump Newtonsoft.Json from 12.0.2 to 12.0.3 (#11037) (#11038)
  • Add Debian 10, 11 and CentOS 8 packages (#11028)
  • Upload Build-Info Json file with the ReleaseDate field (#10986)
  • Bump .NET core framework to 3.1-preview.2 (#10993)
  • Enable build of x86 MSIX package (#10934)
  • Update the dotnet SDK install script URL in build.psm1 (#10927)
  • Bump Markdig.Signed from 0.17.1 to 0.18.0 (#10887)
  • Bump ThreadJob from 2.0.1 to 2.0.2 (#10886)
  • Update AppX Manifest and Packaging module to conform to MS Store requirements (#10878)

Documentation and Help Content

  • Update CONTRIBUTING.md (#11096) (Thanks @mklement0!)
  • Fix installation doc links in README.md (#11083)
  • Adds examples to install-powershell.ps1 script (#11024) (Thanks @kilasuit!)
  • Fix to Select-String emphasis and Import-DscResource in CHANGELOG.md (#10890)
  • Remove the stale link from powershell-beginners-guide.md (#10926)

7.0.0-preview.5 - 2019-10-23

Breaking Changes

  • Make $PSCulture consistently reflect in-session culture changes (#10138) (Thanks @iSazonov!)

Engine Updates and Fixes

  • Move to .NET Core 3.1 preview 1 (#10798)
  • Refactor reparse tag checks in file system provider (#10431) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Replace CR and new line with a 0x23CE character in script logging (#10616)
  • Fix a resource leak by unregistering the event handler from AppDomain.CurrentDomain.ProcessExit (#10626)

Experimental Features

  • Implement Get-Error cmdlet as Experimental Feature (#10727,#10800)
  • Add ConciseView for $ErrorView and update it to remove unnecessary text and not color entire line in red (#10641,#10724)
  • Support the pipeline chain operators && and || in PowerShell language (#9849,#10825,#10836)
  • Implement null coalescing (??) and null coalescing assignment (??=) operators (#10636)
  • Support notification on pwsh startup when a new release is available and update notification message (#10689,#10777)

General Cmdlet Updates and Fixes

  • Add emphasis to Select-String output (with -NoEmphasis parameter to opt-out) (#8963) (Thanks @derek-xia!)
  • Add back Get-HotFix cmdlet (#10740)
  • Make Add-Type usable in applications that host PowerShell (#10587)
  • Use more effective evaluation order in LanguagePrimitives.IsNullLike() (#10781) (Thanks @vexx32!)
  • Improve handling of mixed-collection piped input and piped streams of input in Format-Hex (#8674) (Thanks @vexx32!)
  • Use type conversion in SSHConnection hashtables when value doesn't match expected type (#10720) (Thanks @SeeminglyScience!)
  • Fix Get-Content -ReadCount 0 behavior when -TotalCount is set (#10749) (Thanks @eugenesmlv!)
  • Reword access denied error message in Get-WinEvent (#10639) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Enable tab completion for variable assignment that is enum or type constrained (#10646)
  • Remove unused SourceLength remoting property causing formatting issues (#10765)
  • Add -Delimiter parameter to ConvertFrom-StringData (#10665) (Thanks @steviecoaster!)
  • Add positional parameter for ScriptBlock when using Invoke-Command with SSH (#10721) (Thanks @machgo!)
  • Show line context information if multiple lines but no script name for ConciseView (#10746)
  • Add support for \\wsl$\ paths to file system provider (#10674)
  • Add the missing token text for TokenKind.QuestionMark in parser (#10706)
  • Set current working directory of each ForEach-Object -Parallel running script to the same location as the calling script. (#10672)
  • Replace api-ms-win-core-file-l1-2-2.dll with Kernell32.dll for FindFirstStreamW and FindNextStreamW APIs (#10680) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Tweak help formatting script to be more StrictMode tolerant (#10563)
  • Add -SecurityDescriptorSDDL parameter to New-Service (#10483) (Thanks @kvprasoon!)
  • Remove informational output, consolidate ping usage in Test-Connection (#10478) (Thanks @vexx32!)
  • Read special reparse points without accessing them (#10662) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Direct Clear-Host output to terminal (#10681) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Add back newline for grouping with Format-Table and -Property (#10653)
  • Remove [ValidateNotNullOrEmpty] from -InputObject on Get-Random to allow empty string (#10644)
  • Make suggestion system string distance algorithm case-insensitive (#10549) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Fix null reference exception in ForEach-Object -Parallel input processing (#10577)

Code Cleanup

  • Remove WorkflowJobSourceAdapter reference that is no longer used (#10326) (Thanks @KirkMunro!)
  • Cleanup COM interfaces in jump list code by fixing PreserveSig attributes (#9899) (Thanks @weltkante!)
  • Add a comment describing why -ia is not the alias for -InformationAction common parameter (#10703) (Thanks @KirkMunro!)
  • Rename InvokeCommandCmdlet.cs to InvokeExpressionCommand.cs (#10659) (Thanks @kilasuit!)
  • Add minor code cleanups related to update notifications (#10698)
  • Remove deprecated workflow logic from the remoting setup scripts (#10320) (Thanks @KirkMunro!)
  • Update help format to use proper case (#10678) (Thanks @tnieto88!)
  • Clean up CodeFactor style issues coming in commits for the last month (#10591) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Fix typo in description of PSTernaryOperator experimental feature (#10586) (Thanks @bergmeister!)

Performance

  • Add minor performance improvements for runspace initialization (#10569) (Thanks @iSazonov!)

Tools

  • Make Install-PowerShellRemoting.ps1 handle empty string in PowerShellHome parameter (#10526) (Thanks @Orca88!)
  • Switch from /etc/lsb-release to /etc/os-release in install-powershell.sh (#10773) (Thanks @Himura2la!)
  • Check pwsh.exe and pwsh in daily version on Windows (#10738) (Thanks @centreboard!)
  • Remove unneeded tap in installpsh-osx.sh (#10752)

Tests

  • Temporary skip the flaky test TestAppDomainProcessExitEvenHandlerNotLeaking (#10827)
  • Make the event handler leaking test stable (#10790)
  • Sync capitalization in CI YAML (#10767) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Add test for the event handler leaking fix (#10768)
  • Add Get-ChildItem test (#10507) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Replace ambiguous language for tests from switch to parameter for accuracy (#10666) (Thanks @romero126!)

Build and Packaging Improvements

  • Update package reference for PowerShell SDK to preview.5 (Internal 10295)
  • Update ThirdPartyNotices.txt (#10834)
  • Bump Microsoft.PowerShell.Native to 7.0.0-preview.3 (#10826)
  • Bump Microsoft.ApplicationInsights from 2.10.0 to 2.11.0 (#10608)
  • Bump NJsonSchema from 10.0.24 to 10.0.27 (#10756)
  • Add MacPorts support to the build system (#10736) (Thanks @Lucius-Q-User!)
  • Bump PackageManagement from 1.4.4 to 1.4.5 (#10728)
  • Bump NJsonSchema from 10.0.23 to 10.0.24 (#10635)
  • Add environment variable to differentiate client/server telemetry in MSI (#10612)
  • Bump PSDesiredStateConfiguration from 2.0.3 to 2.0.4 (#10603)
  • Bump Microsoft.CodeAnalysis.CSharp from 3.2.1 to 3.3.1 (#10607)
  • Update to .Net Core 3.0 RTM (#10604) (Thanks @bergmeister!)
  • Update MSIX packaging so the version to Windows Store requirements (#10588)

Documentation and Help Content

  • Merge stable and servicing change logs (#10527)
  • Update used .NET version in build docs (#10775) (Thanks @Greg-Smulko!)
  • Replace links from MSDN to docs.microsoft.com in powershell-beginners-guide.md (#10778) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Fix broken DSC overview link (#10702)
  • Update Support_Question.md to link to Stack Overflow as another community resource (#10638) (Thanks @mklement0!)
  • Add processor architecture to distribution request template (#10661)
  • Add new PowerShell MoL book to learning PowerShell docs (#10602)

7.0.0-preview.4 - 2019-09-19

Engine Updates and Fixes

  • Add support to ActionPreference.Break to break into debugger when Debug, Error, Information, Progress, Verbose or Warning messages are generated (#8205) (Thanks @KirkMunro!)
  • Enable starting control panel add-ins within PowerShell Core without specifying .CPL extension. (#9828)

Performance

  • Make ForEach-Object faster for its commonly used scenarios (#10454) and fix ForEach-Object -Parallel performance problem with many runspaces (#10455)

Experimental Features

  • Update PSDesiredStateConfiguration module version to 2.0.3 and bring new tests; enable compilation to MOF on non-Windows and use of Invoke-DSCResource without LCM (#10516)
  • Add APIs for breakpoint management in runspaces and enable attach to process without BreakAll for PowerShell Editor Services (#10338) (Thanks @KirkMunro!)
  • Support ternary operator in PowerShell language (#10367)

General Cmdlet Updates and Fixes

  • Add PowerShell Core group policy definitions (#10468)
  • Update console host to support XTPUSHSGR/XTPOPSGR VT control sequences that are used in composability scenarios. (#10208)
  • Add WorkingDirectory parameter to Start-Job (#10324) (Thanks @davinci26!)
  • Remove the event handler that was causing breakpoint changes to be erroneously replicated to the host runspace debugger (#10503) (Thanks @KirkMunro!)
  • Replace api-ms-win-core-job-12-1-0.dll with Kernell32.dll in Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.NativeMethods P/Invoke API(#10417) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Fix wrong output for New-Service in variable assignment and -OutVariable (#10444) (Thanks @kvprasoon!)
  • Fix global tool issues around exit code, command line parameters and path with spaces (#10461)
  • Fix recursion into OneDrive - change FindFirstFileEx() to use SafeFindHandle type (#10405)
  • Skip auto-loading PSReadLine on Windows if the NVDA screen reader is active (#10385)
  • Increase built-with-PowerShell module versions to 7.0.0.0 (#10356)
  • Add throwing an error in Add-Type if a type with the same name already exists (#9609) (Thanks @iSazonov!)

Code Cleanup

  • Convert ActionPreference.Suspend enumeration value into a non-supported, reserved state, and remove restriction on using ActionPreference.Ignore in preference variables (#10317) (Thanks @KirkMunro!)
  • Replace ArrayList with List<T> to get more readable and reliable code without changing functionality (#10333) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Make code style fixes to TestConnectionCommand (#10439) (Thanks @vexx32!)
  • Cleanup AutomationEngine and remove extra SetSessionStateDrive method call (#10416) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Rename default ParameterSetName back to Delimiter for ConvertTo-Csv and ConvertFrom-Csv (#10425)

Tools

  • Update install-powershell.ps1 to check for already installed daily build (#10489)

Tests

  • Add experimental check to ForEach-Object -Parallel tests (#10354) (Thanks @KirkMunro!)
  • Update tests for Alpine validation (#10428)

Build and Packaging Improvements

  • Bump PowerShellGet version from 2.2 to 2.2.1 (#10382)
  • Bump PackageManagement version from 1.4.3 to 1.4.4 (#10383)
  • Update README.md and metadata.json for 7.0.0-preview.4 (Internal 10011)
  • Upgrade .Net Core 3.0 version from Preview 9 to RC1 (#10552) (Thanks @bergmeister!)
  • Fix ExperimentalFeature list generation (Internal 9996)
  • Bump PSReadLine version from 2.0.0-beta4 to 2.0.0-beta5 (#10536)
  • Fix release build script to set release tag
  • Update version of Microsoft.PowerShell.Native to 7.0.0-preview.2 (#10519)
  • Upgrade to Netcoreapp3.0 preview9 (#10484) (Thanks @bergmeister!)
  • Make sure the daily coordinated build, knows it is a daily build (#10464)
  • Update the combined package build to release the daily builds (#10449)
  • Remove appveyor reference (#10445) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Bump NJsonSchema version from 10.0.22 to 10.0.23 (#10421)
  • Remove the deletion of linux-x64 build folder because some dependencies for Alpine need it (#10407)

Documentation and Help Content

  • Update README.md and metadata for v6.1.6 and v6.2.3 releases (#10523)
  • Fix a typo in README.md (#10465) (Thanks @vedhasp!)
  • Add a reference to PSKoans module to Learning Resources documentation (#10369) (Thanks @vexx32!)
  • Update README.md and metadata.json for 7.0.0-preview.3 (#10393)

7.0.0-preview.3 - 2019-08-20

Breaking Changes

  • Remove kill alias for Stop-Process cmdlet on Unix (#10098) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Support for starting PowerShell as a login shell (pwsh -Login / pwsh -l) support (#10050)

Engine Updates and Fixes

  • Additional Telemetry - implementation of RFC0036 (#10336)
  • Implement ForEach-Object -Parallel as an experimental feature (#10229)
  • Skip JumpList on NanoServer and IoT (#10164)
  • Make Get-DscResource work with class based resources (#10350)
  • Fix #requires -version for pwsh 7 to include 6.1 and 6.2 in PSCompatibleVersions (#9943) (Thanks @bgelens!)
  • Add dispose of _runspaceDebugCompleteEvent event object. (#10323)
  • Fix performance regression from disabling debugger in system lockdown mode (#10269)
  • Special case the posix locale in WildcardPattern (#10186)
  • Use Platform.IsWindowsDesktop instead of checking both NanoServer and IoT (#10205)

General Cmdlet Updates and Fixes

  • Enable Experimental Features by default on Preview builds (#10228)

  • Enable -sta and -mta switches for pwsh (-sta is required for GUIs) (#10061)

  • Make breakpoints display better over PowerShell remoting (#10339) (Thanks @KirkMunro!)

  • Add support for AppX reparse points (#10331)

  • Make module name matching for get-module -FullyQualifiedName case insensitive (#10329)

  • Expose PreRelease label in PSModuleInfo formatter (#10316)

  • Add -Raw switch to Select-String which allows returning only the string that was matched (#9901) (Thanks @Jawz84!)

  • Performance

  • Reduce allocations in MakePath() method (#10027) (Thanks @iSazonov!)

  • Remove extra check that the system dll exists (#10244) (Thanks @iSazonov!)

  • Avoid boxing when passing value type arguments to PSTraceSource.WriteLine (#10052) (Thanks @iSazonov!)

  • Reduce allocations in Escape() and Unescape() (#10041) (Thanks @iSazonov!)

Code Cleanup

  • Add the license header to nanoserver.tests.ps1 (#10171)
  • Mark -parallel and -throttlelimit reserved for foreach and switch statements (#10328) (Thanks @KirkMunro!)
  • Deprecate workflow debugging code (#10321) (Thanks @KirkMunro!)
  • Fix style issues in InternalCommands.cs (#10352) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Deprecate internal HelpCategory.Workflow enumeration (#10319) (Thanks @KirkMunro!)
  • Update Microsoft.PowerShell.CoreCLR.Eventing to resolve conflict with System.Diagnostics.EventLog (#10305)
  • Don't collect process start time as it's not being used on consolehost startup (#10294)
  • .NET Core 3.0 now aborts the thread for us. Remove the ThreadAbortException code (#10230) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Use nameof() in LocationGlobber and PathInfo (#10200) (Thanks @iSazonov!)

Tools

  • Fix Hungarian prefix my (#9976) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Fix spelling error in issue template (#10256)
  • Quote arguments in .vscode/tasks.json in case of spaces (#10204) (Thanks @msftrncs!)

Tests

  • Remove markdownlint tests due to security issues (#10163)
  • Add tests for WildcardPattern.Escape() and Unescape() (#10090) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Cleanup Docker release testing (#10310) (Thanks @RDIL!)

Build and Packaging Improvements

  • Update Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure version to 2.0.0-preview.2 (#10366)
  • Move to .NET Core 3.0 preview.8 (#10351) (#10227) (Thanks @bergmeister!)
  • Bump NJsonSchema from 10.0.21 to 10.0.22 (#10364)
  • Add Microsoft.PowerShell.CoreCLR.Eventing.dll to exception list for build fix (#10337)
  • Bump Microsoft.CodeAnalysis.CSharp from 3.1.0 to 3.2.1 (#10273) (#10330)
  • Revert the temporary AzDevOps artifact workaround (#10260)
  • Fix macOS build break (#10207)

Documentation and Help Content

  • Update docs for 7.0.0-preview.2 release (#10160) (#10176)
  • PSSA also includes formatting (#10172)
  • Refactor security policy documentation so that they appear in the Security policy tab of GitHub (#9905) (Thanks @bergmeister!)
  • Add tooling section to PR template (#10144)
  • Update README.md and metadata.json for next releases (#10087)
  • Update DotNet Support links (#10145)
  • Update our language on our policy applying to security issues (#10304)
  • Update dead links from powershell.com (#10297)
  • Create Distribution_Request issue template (#10253)
  • Fix: Removed dependency file with Dependabot (#10212) (Thanks @RDIL!)

7.0.0-preview.2 - 2019-07-17

Breaking Changes

  • Cleanup workflow - remove PSProxyJob (#10083) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Disable Enter-PSHostProcess cmdlet when system in lock down mode (Internal 9168)

Engine Updates and Fixes

  • Consider DBNull.Value and NullString.Value the same as $null when comparing with $null and casting to bool (#9794) (Thanks @vexx32!)
  • Allow methods to be named after keywords (#9812) (Thanks @vexx32!)
  • Create JumpList in STA thread as some COM APIs are strictly STA only to avoid sporadic CLR crashes (#9928) (#10057) (Thanks @bergmeister!)
  • Skip JumpList on NanoServer and IoT (#10164)
  • Display COM method signature with argument names (#9858) (Thanks @nbkalex!)
  • Use the original precision (prior-dotnet-core-3) for double/float-to-string conversion (#9893)
  • Import-DscResource can now clobber built-in DSC resource names (#9879)
  • Add ability to pass InitialSessionState to the ConsoleShell.Start (#9802) (Thanks @asrosent!)
  • Have console host not enter command prompt mode when using Read-Host -Prompt (#9743)
  • Fix use of Start-Process http://bing.com (#9793)
  • Support negative numbers in -split operator (#8960) (Thanks @ece-jacob-scott!)

General Cmdlet Updates and Fixes

  • Support DSC compilation on Linux. (#9834)
  • Add alias for Service StartType (#9940) (Thanks @NeoBeum!)
  • Add -SecurityDescriptorSddl parameter to Set-Service (#8626) (Thanks @kvprasoon!)
  • Fix auto-download of files when enumerating files from a OneDrive folder (#9895)
  • Set request headers when request body is empty in Web Cmdlets (#10034) (Thanks @markekraus!)
  • Fix wrong comparison in CertificateProvider (#9987) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Sync docs changes into the embedded help for pwsh (#9952)
  • Display Duration when displaying HistoryInfo (#9751) (Thanks @rkeithhill!)
  • Update console startup and help url for PowerShell docs (#9775)
  • Make UseAbbreviationExpansion and TempDrive official features (#9872)
  • Fix Get-ChildItem -Path with wildcard char (#9257) (Thanks @kwkam!)

Performance

  • Add another fast path to WildcardPattern.IsMatch for patterns that only have an asterisk in the end (#10054) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Move some of the creations of WildcardPattern in outer loop to avoid unnecessary allocation (#10053) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Make Foreach-Object 2 times faster by reducing unnecessary allocations and boxing (#10047)
  • Use a static cache for PSVersionInfo.PSVersion to avoid casting SemanticVersion to Version every time accessing that property (#10028)
  • Reduce allocations in NavigationCmdletProvider.NormalizePath() (#10038) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Add fast path for wildcard patterns that contains no wildcard characters (#10020)
  • Avoid Assembly.GetName() in ClrFacade.GetAssemblies(string) to reduce allocations of CultureInfo objects (#10024) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Avoid the int[] and int[,] allocation when tokenizing line comments and matching wildcard pattern (#10009)

Tools

  • Update change log generation tool to deal with private commits (#10096)
  • Update Start-PSBuild -Clean logic of git clean to ignore locked files from VS2019 (#10071) (Thanks @bergmeister!)
  • Indent fix in markdown-link.tests.ps1 (#10049) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Start-PSBuild -Clean does not remove all untracked files (#10022) (Thanks @vexx32!)
  • Add module to support Pester tests for automating debugger commands (stepInto, stepOut, etc.), along with basic tests (#9825) (Thanks @KirkMunro!)
  • Remove markdownlint tests due to security issues (#10163)

Code Cleanup

  • Cleanup CompiledScriptBlock.cs (#9735) (Thanks @vexx32!)
  • Cleanup workflow code (#9638) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Use AddOrUpdate() instead of Remove then Add to register runspace (#10007) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Suppress PossibleIncorrectUsageOfAssignmentOperator rule violation by adding extra parenthesis (#9460) (Thanks @xtqqczze!)
  • Use AddRange in GetModules() (#9975) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Code cleanup: use IndexOf(char) overload (#9722) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Move consts and methods to single CharExtensions class (#9992) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Cleanup: Use EndsWith(char) and StartsWith(char) (#9994) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Remove LCIDToLocaleName P/Invoke from GetComputerInfoCommand (#9716) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Cleanup Parser tests (#9792) (Thanks @vexx32!)
  • Remove EtwActivity empty constructor and make minor style fixes (#9958) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Fix style issues from last commits (#9937) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Remove dead code about IsTransparentProxy (#9966)
  • Fix minor typos in code comments (#9917) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Style fixes for CimAsyncOperations (#9945) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Fix minor CodeFactor style issues in ModuleCmdletBase (#9915) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Clean up the use of SetProfileRoot and StartProfile in ConsoleHost (#9931)
  • Fix minor style issues come from last commits (#9640) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Improve whitespace for Parser tests (#9806) (Thanks @vexx32!)
  • Use new string.ConCat() in Process.cs (#9720) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Code Cleanup: Tidy up scriptblock.cs (#9732) (Thanks @vexx32!)

Tests

  • Mark Set-Service tests with password as Pending (#10146)
  • Fix test password generation rule to meet Windows complexity requirements (#10143)
  • Add test for New-Item -Force (#9971) (Thanks @robdy!)
  • Fix gulp versions (#9916) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Indentation fixes in ci.psm1 (#9947) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Remove some Travis-CI references (#9919) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Improve release testing Docker images (#9942) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Use yarn to install global tools (#9904) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Attempt to work around the zip download issue in Azure DevOps Windows CI (#9911)
  • Update PowerShell SDK version for hosting tests (Internal 9185)

Build and Packaging Improvements

  • Update the target framework for reference assemblies to netcoreapp3.0 (#9747)
  • Pin version of netDumbster to 2.0.0.4 (#9748)
  • Fix daily CodeCoverageAndTest build by explicitly calling Start-PSBootStrap (#9724)
  • Split the fxdependent package on Windows into two packages (#10134)
  • Bump System.Data.SqlClient (#10109)
  • Bump System.Security.AccessControl (#10100)
  • Add performance tag to change log command (Internal)
  • Upgrade .Net Core 3 SDK from preview5 to preview6 and related out of band Nuget packages from 2.1 to 3.0-preview6 (#9888) (Thanks @bergmeister!)
  • Add to /etc/shells on macOS (#10066)
  • Bump Markdig.Signed from 0.17.0 to 0.17.1 (#10062)
  • Update copyright symbol for NuGet packages (#9936)
  • Download latest version (6.2.0) of PSDesiredStateConfiguration nuget package. (#9932)
  • Add automated RPM signing to release build (#10013)
  • Bump ThreadJob from 1.1.2 to 2.0.1 in /src/Modules (#10003)
  • Bump PowerShellGet from 2.1.4 to 2.2 in /src/Modules (#9933) (#10085)
  • Bump PackageManagement from 1.4 to 1.4.3 in /src/Modules (#9820) (#9918) (#10084)
  • Update to use TSAv2 (#9914)
  • Bump NJsonSchema from 9.14.1 to 10.0.21 (#9805) (#9843) (#9854) (#9862) (#9875) (#9885) (#9954) (#10017)
  • Bump System.Net.Http.WinHttpHandler from 4.5.3 to 4.5.4 (#9786)
  • Bump Microsoft.ApplicationInsights from 2.9.1 to 2.10.0 (#9757)
  • Increase timeout of NuGet job to workaround build timeout (#9772)

Documentation and Help Content

  • Change log 6.1.4 (#9759)
  • Change log for release 6.2.1 (#9760)
  • Add quick steps for adding docs to cmdlets (#9978)
  • Update readme gitter badge (#9920) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Update README and metadata.json for 7.0.0-preview.1 release (#9767)

7.0.0-preview.1 - 2019-05-30

Breaking Changes

  • Disable the debugger when in system lock-down mode (#9645)
  • Fix Get-Module -FullyQualifiedName option to work with paths (#9101) (Thanks @pougetat!)
  • Fix -NoEnumerate behavior in Write-Output (#9069) (Thanks @vexx32!)
  • Make command searcher treat wildcard as literal if target exists for execution (#9202)

Engine Updates and Fixes

  • Port PowerShell to .NET Core 3.0 (#9597)
  • Make sure we always return an object in command searcher (#9623)
  • Support line continuance with pipe at the start of a line (#8938) (Thanks @KirkMunro!)
  • Add support for ValidateRangeKind to ParameterMetadata.GetProxyAttributeData (#9059) (Thanks @indented-automation!)
  • Allow passing just a dash as an argument to a file via pwsh (#9479)
  • Fix tab completion for functions (#9383)
  • Reduce string allocation in console output code (#6882) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Fixing test run crash by not passing script block to the callback (#9298)
  • Add Binary Parsing Support & Refactor TryGetNumberValue & ScanNumberHelper (#7993) (Thanks @vexx32!)
  • Add PowerShell remoting enable/disable cmdlet warning messages (#9203)
  • Add xsd for cdxml (#9177)
  • Improve formatting performance by having better primitives on PSObject (#8785) (Thanks @powercode!)
  • Improve type inference of array literals and foreach statement variables (#8100) (Thanks @SeeminglyScience!)
  • Fix for FormatTable remote deserialization regression (#9116)
  • Get MethodInfo from .NET public type with explicit parameter types (#9029) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Add retry logic to the operation that updates powershell.config.json (#8779) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Update the task-based async APIs added to PowerShell to return a Task object directly (#9079)
  • Add 5 InvokeAsync overloads and StopAsync to the PowerShell type (#8056) (Thanks @KirkMunro!)
  • Remove unused cached types (#9015)

General Cmdlet Updates and Fixes

  • Fix use of unicode ellipsis in XML for truncating error messages (#9589)
  • Improve error message in FileSystemProvider when removing a folder containing hidden or read only files (#9551) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Enable recursion into OneDrive by not treating placeholders as symlinks (#9509)
  • Change MatchType for EnumerationOptions to be Win32 making this consistent with Windows PowerShell (#9529)
  • Add Support for null Usernames in Web Cmdlet Basic Auth (#9536) (Thanks @markekraus!)
  • Fix null reference when Microsoft.PowerShell.Utility is loaded as a snapin in hosting scenarios (#9404)
  • Update width of DateTime to accommodate change in Japan DateTime format with new era starting 5/1/19 (#9503)
  • Fix Get-Runspace runspace object format Type column (#9438)
  • Return correct casing of filesystem path during normalization (#9250)
  • Move warning message to EndProcessing so it only shows up once (#9385)
  • Fix the platform check in CimDSCParser.cs (#9338)
  • New New-PSBreakpoint cmdlet & new -Breakpoint parameter for Debug-Runspace (#8923)
  • Fix help paging issues on macOS/Linux and with custom pager that takes arguments (#9033) (Thanks @rkeithhill!)
  • Add QuoteFields parameter to ConvertTo-Csv and Export-Csv (#9132) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Fix progress for Get-ComputerInfo (#9236) (Thanks @powercode!)
  • Add ItemSeparator and AltItemSeparator properties in ProviderInfo (#8587) (Thanks @renehernandez!)
  • Add timestamp to pshost trace listener (#9230)
  • Implement Get-Random -Count without specifying an InputObject list (#9111) (Thanks @pougetat!)
  • Enable SecureString cmdlets for non-Windows (#9199)
  • Add Obsolete message to Send-MailMessage (#9178)
  • Fix Restart-Computer to work on localhost when WinRM is not present (#9160)
  • Make Start-Job throw terminating exception when -RunAs32 is specified in 64-bit pwsh (#9143)
  • Make Start-Job throw terminating error when PowerShell is being hosted (#9128)
  • Made -Subject parameter of Send-MailMessage command no longer mandatory. (#8961) (Thanks @ece-jacob-scott!)
  • Make New-ModuleManifest consistent with Update-ModuleManifest (#9104) (Thanks @pougetat!)
  • Add support for empty NoteProperty in Group-Object (#9109) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Remove Hardlink from Mode property in default file system format (#8789) (Thanks @powercode!)
  • Fixing issue with help progress with Get-Help not calling Completed (#8788) (Thanks @powercode!)
  • Allow Test-ModuleManifest to work when RootModule has no file extension (#8687) (Thanks @pougetat!)
  • Add UseQuotes parameter to Export-Csv and ConvertTo-Csv cmdlets (#8951) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Update version for PowerShell.Native and hosting tests (#8983)
  • Refactor shuffle in Get-Random to save a full iteration of the objects. (#8969) (Thanks @st0le!)
  • Suggest -Id pid for Get-Process pid (#8959) (Thanks @MohiTheFish!)

Code Cleanup

  • Attributes.cs - Style / Formatting Fixes (#9625) (Thanks @vexx32!)
  • Remove Workflow from PSSessionType (#9618) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Update use of "PowerShell Core" to just "PowerShell" (#9513)
  • Use IPGlobalProperties on all platforms for getting host name (#9530) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Remove IsSymLink() P/Invoke on Unix (#9534) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Cleanup unused P/Invokes on Unix (#9531) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Update use of Windows PowerShell to just PowerShell (#9508)
  • Cleanup: sort usings (#9490) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Cleanup Export-Command from AssemblyInfo (#9455) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Run CodeFormatter for System.Management.Automation (#9402) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Run CodeFormatter with BraceNewLine,UsingLocation,FormatDocument,NewLineAbove rules (#9393) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Run CodeFormatter for WSMan.Management (#9400) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Run CodeFormatter for WSMan.Runtime (#9401) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Run CodeFormatter for Security module (#9399) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Run CodeFormatter for MarkdownRender (#9398) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Run CodeFormatter for Eventing (#9394) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Use Environment.NewLine for new lines in ConsoleHost code (#9392) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Run CodeFormatter for Diagnostics module (#9378) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Run CodeFormatter for Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.Management (#9377) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Run CodeFormatter for Utility module (#9376) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Style: Match file name casings of C# source files for Utility commands (#9329) (Thanks @ThreeFive-O!)
  • Update repo for Ubuntu 14.04 EOL (#9324)
  • Cleanup: sort usings (#9283) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Fix StyleCop Hungarian Notation (#9281) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Style: Update StyleCop rules (#8500)
  • Enhance the P/Invoke code for LookupAccountSid in Process.cs (#9197) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Fix coding style for NewModuleManifestCommand (#9134) (Thanks @pougetat!)
  • Remove unused method CredUIPromptForCredential from HostUtilities.cs (#9220) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Remove non-existent paths from .csproj files (#9214) (Thanks @ThreeFive-O!)
  • Typo in new parameter set (#9205)
  • Minor FileSystemProvider cleanup (#9182) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Cleanup style issues in CoreAdapter and MshObject (#9190) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Minor cleanups in Process.cs (#9195) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Refactor ReadConsole P/Invoke in ConsoleHost (#9165) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Clean up Get-Random cmdlet (#9133) (Thanks @pougetat!)
  • Fix to not pass StringBuilder by reference (out or ref) in P/Invoke (#9066) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Update AppVeyor comments in Implicit.Remoting.Tests.ps1 (#9020) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Remove AppImage from tools (#9100) (Thanks @Geweldig!)
  • Using supported syntax for restoring warnings - Visual Studio 2019 complains about enable. (#9107) (Thanks @powercode!)
  • Use Type.EmptyTypes and Array.Empty<T>() to replace our custom code of the same functionality (#9042) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Rename private methods in MshCommandRuntime.cs (#9074) (Thanks @vexx32!)
  • Cleanup & update ErrorRecord class code style (#9021) (Thanks @vexx32!)
  • Remove unused cached types from CachedReflectionInfo (#9019) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Fix CodeFactor brace style issues in FileSystemProvider (#8992) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Use List.AddRange to optimize -Split (#9001) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Remove Arch Linux Dockerfile (#8990) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Cleanup dllimport (#8847) (Thanks @iSazonov!)

Tools

  • Convert custom attribute ValidatePathNotInSettings to function (#9406)
  • Create DependaBot config.yml (#9368)
  • Add more users to failures detection and fix alias for static analysis (#9292)
  • Make install-powershell.ps1 work on Windows Server 2012 R2 (#9271)
  • Enable PoshChan for getting and automatic retrieval of test failures for a PR (#9232)
  • Fix capitalization cases for PoshChan (#9188) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Update to new format for PoshChan settings and allow all users access to reminders (#9198)
  • Fix settings to use dashes instead of underscore (#9167)
  • Fix AzDevOps context names and add all PowerShell team members (#9164)
  • Add settings for PoshChan (#9162)
  • Adding CmdletsToExport and AliasesToExport to test module manifests. (#9108) (Thanks @powercode!)
  • Delete Docker manifest creation script (#9076) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Make install scripts more consistent over different operating systems (#9071) (Thanks @Geweldig!)
  • Comment cleanup in releaseTools.psm1 (#9064) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Fix duplicate recommendation of Azure DevOps extension for Visual Studio Code (#9032) (Thanks @ThreeFive-O!)
  • Code coverage artifacts (#8993)

Tests

  • Update version tests to use NextReleaseVersion from metadata.json (#9646)
  • Convert Windows CI to stages (#9607)
  • Multiple test fixes and improved logging for fragile tests (#9569)
  • Add unit and feature tests for Send-MailMessage (#9213) (Thanks @ThreeFive-O!)
  • Update to Pester 4.8.0 (#9510)
  • Ensure Wait-UntilTrue returns $true in Pester tests (#9458) (Thanks @xtqqczze!)
  • Adding tests for Remove-Module (#9276) (Thanks @pougetat!)
  • Allow CI to run on branches with this name pattern: feature* (#9415)
  • Mark tests in macOS CI which use AppleScript as pending/inconclusive (#9352)
  • Reduce time for stack overflow test (#9302)
  • Added more tests for Import-Alias by file regarding parsing difficult aliases strings (#9247) (Thanks @SytzeAndr!)
  • Move from npm to Yarn for markdown tests (#9312) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Only search for functions in Constrained Language help tests (#9301)
  • Fix skipping of tests in RemoteSession.Basic.Tests.ps1 (#9304)
  • Make sure non-Windows CI fails when a test fails (#9303)
  • Update tests to account for when $PSHOME is read only (#9279)
  • Add tests for command globbing (#9180)
  • Fix tab completion test to handle multiple matches (#8891)
  • Refactor macOS CI so that tests run in parallel (#9056)
  • Fix Enter-PSHostProcess tests flakiness (#9007)
  • Add source for Install-Package to install netDumbster (#9081)
  • Style fixes for Select-Xml tests (#9037) (Thanks @ThreeFive-O!)
  • Enable cross-platform Send-MailMessage tests for CI (#8859) (Thanks @ThreeFive-O!)
  • Added RequireSudoOnUnix tags to PowerShellGet tests and remove pending parameter (#8954) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Style fixes for ConvertTo-Xml tests (#9036) (Thanks @ThreeFive-O!)
  • Align name schemes for test files (#9034) (Thanks @ThreeFive-O!)
  • Pending NamedPipeConnectionInfo test (#9003) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Add test for -WhatIf for New-FileCatalog (#8966) (Thanks @mjanko5!)

Build and Packaging Improvements

  • Fix the PowerShell version number in MSI packages (Internal 8547)
  • Add cleanup before building test package (Internal 8529)
  • Update version for SDK tests and Microsoft.PowerShell.Native package (Internal 8512)
  • Update the target framework for reference assemblies to netcoreapp3.0 (Internal 8510)
  • Fix syncing modules from PowerShell gallery by normalizing version numbers (Internal 8504)
  • Add tsaVersion property as TsaV1 for compliance build phase (#9176)
  • Add ability to cross compile (#9374)
  • Add AcessToken variable to jobs that perform signing (#9351)
  • Add CI for install-powershell.sh and Amazon Linux (#9314)
  • Add component detection to all jobs (#8964)
  • Add Preview assets for MSIX (#9375)
  • Add secret scanning to CI (#9249)
  • Build test packages for windows, linux-x64, linux-arm, linux-arm64 and macOS (#9476)
  • Bump gulp from 4.0.0 to 4.0.2 (#9441, #9544)
  • Bump Markdig.Signed from 0.15.7 to 0.17.0 (#8981, #9579)
  • Bump Microsoft.CodeAnalysis.CSharp from 2.10.0 to 3.1.0 (#9277, 9653)
  • Bump Microsoft.PowerShell.Native from 6.2.0-rc.1 to 6.2.0 (#9200)
  • Bump Microsoft.Windows.Compatibility from 2.0.1 to 2.1.1 (#9605)
  • Bump Newtonsoft.Json from 12.0.1 to 12.0.2 (#9431, #9434)
  • Bump NJsonSchema from 9.13.19 to 9.14.1 (#9044, #9136, #9166, #9172, #9184, #9196, #9265, #9349, #9388, #9421, #9429, #9478, #9523, #9616)
  • Bump PackageManagement from 1.3.1 to 1.4 (#9567, #9650)
  • Bump PowerShellGet from 2.0.4 to 2.1.4 in /src/Modules (#9110, #9145, #9600, #9691)
  • Bump PSReadLine from 2.0.0-beta3 to 2.0.0-beta4 (#9554)
  • Bump SelfSignedCertificate (#9055)
  • Bump System.Data.SqlClient from 4.6.0 to 4.6.1 (#9601)
  • Bump System.Net.Http.WinHttpHandler from 4.5.2 to 4.5.3 (#9333)
  • Bump Microsoft.PowerShell.Archive from 1.2.2.0 to 1.2.3.0 (#9593)
  • Check to be sure that the test result file has actual results before uploading (#9253)
  • Clean up static analysis config (#9113) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Create codecoverage and test packages for non-Windows (#9373)
  • Create test package for macOS on release builds (#9344)
  • Disable Homebrew analytics in macOS Azure DevOps builds (#9130) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Enable building of MSIX package (#9289)
  • Enable building on Kali Linux (#9471)
  • Fix artifact Download issue in release build (#9095)
  • Fix build order in windows-daily build (#9275)
  • Fix dependencies of NuGet build to wait on DEB uploads to finish (#9118)
  • Fix MSI Upgrade failure for preview builds (#9013)
  • Fix publishing daily nupkg to MyGet (#9269)
  • Fix the failed test and update Publish-TestResults to make Azure DevOps fail the task when any tests failed (#9457)
  • Fix variable name in windows-daily.yml (#9274)
  • Fixed Dockerfile syntax highlighting (#8991) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Make CodeCoverage configuration build portable symbol files (#9346)
  • Make Linux CI parallel (#9209)
  • Move artifacts to artifact staging directory before uploading (#9273)
  • Performance improvements for release build (#9179)
  • Preserve user shortcuts pinned to TaskBar during MSI upgrade (#9305) (Thanks @bergmeister!)
  • Publish global tool packages to pwshtool blob and bug fixes (#9163)
  • Publish test package on release builds (#9063)
  • Publish windows daily build to MyGet (#9288)
  • Remove appveyor references from packaging tools (#9117) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Remove code from CI.psm1 to optionally run Feature tests (#9212) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Remove duplicate PoliCheck task and pin to specific version (#9297)
  • Run Start-PSBootStrap in Code Coverage build to install .NET SDK (#9690)
  • Switch from BMP to PNG for graphical MSI installer assets (#9606)
  • Translate Skipped the test results into something Azure DevOps does NOT understand (#9124)
  • Update Markdown test dependencies (#9075) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Update UML to represent SDK and Global tool builds (#8997)
  • Use IL assemblies for NuGet packages to reduce size (#9171)

Documentation and Help Content

  • Add checkbox to PR checklist for experimental feature use (#9619) (Thanks @KirkMunro!)
  • Updating committee membership (#9577) (Thanks @HemantMahawar!)
  • Update CODEOWNERS file to reduce noise (#9547)
  • add download link to raspbian64 to readme (#9520)
  • Update Support_Question.md (#9218) (Thanks @vexx32!)
  • Fix version of PowerShellGet in changelog (#9335)
  • Update release process template to clarify that most tasks are coordinated by the release pipeline (#9238)
  • Fix several problems in WritingPesterTests guideline (#9078) (Thanks @ThreeFive-O!)
  • Update ChangeLog for 6.2.0 (#9245)
  • Update docs for v6.2.0 (#9229)
  • Update feature-request issue template to move instructions into comments. (#9187) (Thanks @mklement0!)
  • Update link to Contributing guide to new PowerShell-Doc repo (#9090) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Correct punctuation in README.md (#9045) (Thanks @yashrajbharti!)
  • Update Docker README.md (#9010) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Update release process issue template (#9051) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Documentation Cleanup (#8851) (Thanks @RDIL!)
  • Update docs for 6.2.0-rc.1 release (#9022)
  • Update release template (#8996)
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