Windows PowerShell 2.0 Community Technology Preview

Release Highlights

This is a summary list of features added for the CTP of Windows PowerShell 2.0.  More descriptions are found in the "What's New in Windows PowerShell 2.0 CTP" link below, in the Release Notes and in the “about” files that ship with the release.

  • Compatibility with PowerShell 1.0
  • PowerShell Remoting
  • Background Jobs
  • ScriptCmdlets
  • Data-only Language
  • Script Internationalization
  • Script Debugging
  • New APIs for extracting Metadata from Commands and Parameters
  • New Parser Tokenizer API
  • New PowerShell Hosting APIs
  • Pools of Runspace
  • Restricted Runspaces
  • Graphical PowerShell
  • Out-GridView cmdlet

Additionally a number of improvements have been made to existing Cmdlets and capabilities, including:

  • Changes to TabExpansion function
  • New parameters added to Select-String
  • Updated Type Adapters
  • Improvements to Get-Member
  • Improved ADSI support
  • New parameters added to Get-WMIObject
  • Improved Bitwise Operators (int64)

For details checkout this blog: What’s New in Windows PowerShell 2.0 CTP

Download Windows PowerShell 2.0 CTP


This software is a pre-release version. It will not work the way a final version of the software does. Features will change before final release. See the blogs below and the Release Notes for further information on restrictions.

CTP != Beta !
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