Announcement : PowerShell on Linux and Open Source


"PowerShell now lands on Linux and Mac OS" attracted Developers, DevOps and IT Professionals attention! This is great news for PowerShell addicts who work on multi-platform, check out alpha build in GitHub. If you are new to PowerShell here is the Get Started page. Under the hood now we can manage Windows from Linux or Mac OS and Linux from Windows, therefore learning PowerShell becomes more valuable.

Check this out!

PowerShell is now cross platform and available for below platforms in alpha build!

Go Go Go! Get the package, install and start exploring the PowerShell on your favorite OS! Share your findings and experience as a TechNet Wiki article, if you found a bug go through the issues list on GitHub and add the new issue if not listed there.

It is time to change the category name Windows PowerShell  in TechNet Wiki Guru Award!

Points to consider (for TechNet Wiki PowerShell contributors)

  1. Include the MS Technology platform and version information in the TN Wiki Article
  2. Don't forget to add the PowerShell version, Operating System information, etc.
  3. Write few words about the editors you used for writing the code (Visual Studio Code with PowerShell Extension, Visual Studio with PowerShell Extension or Integrated Scripting Environment etc.) in TechNet Wiki article. This helps others to explore and enjoy the features.
  4. If Wiki content is about "PowerShell Scripting on Mac OS" try including the concrete reason for using PowerShell and include hyper links about the Mac OS technical terms. Don't forget to tag the article with "PowerShell" and Mac OS
  5. If you are experimenting Python in PowerShell (inline scripting) feel free to share it as TN Wiki article, please include the reason for using Python, how it helped in solving issues, describe about environment (e.g: cross platform) and highlight the tricks. If you are new for Python Scripting refer to the documentation here.

Let us share more and more scripting tricks in TechNet Wiki!

Thanks and Regards,

TN Wiki Ninja

Comments (8)

  1. Saeid Hasani says:

    Cool and useful! It seems this step is part of the Microsoft movement to support cross platform! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. Chen V says:

      Thanks Saeid! This is after DSC implementation!

  2. pituach says:

    It is not exactly the announcement, as Microsoft already Announced it several month ago, but this a great starting point 🙂
    Great summary of the issue.
    I loved the recording of channel 9. It was very long but very interesting.

    1. Chen V says:

      Ronen! it’s not several months – The birth date for this is Aug-18th 🙂

  3. Great news!!! Thanks for sharing.


  4. I love the tips for TechNet Wiki PowerShell contributors! Thanks, Chen V!

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