Almost a year on from the release of PowerShell 7.1, Microsoft is back with its successor. The company is now rolling our PowerShell 7.2, complete with new features and improvements. One of the big announcement for the automating and scripting language platform is it now integrates with Microsoft Update.
This is important because it means PowerShell 7.2 and newer will get servicing updates automatically, including bug fixes and security patches.
“The MSI installer will automatically enable updating PowerShell 7 as well as enabling Microsoft Update,” explains Microsoft.
In its announcement blog post, Microsoft also points to various other changes coming with the latest version of PowerShell. Furthermore, users are now able to run preview and stable versions of the platform together. This means user can still embrace new features will maintaining a stable versions.
“Enhanced ANSI support
ANSI escape sequences are an industry standard way to provide text decoration support (among other capabilities in the terminal) between the console and a supported terminal. Use of these decorations is a common way for command-line tools and shells to highlight or distinguish information.
Predictive Intellisense with PSReadLine
This is a feature in PSReadLine 2.1 which ships with PowerShell 7.2. To make the interactive console more productive, particularly with repetitive tasks, we’ve added a feature to use your history to predict what you may be typing. This feature must be enabled and you can also customize the colors used for the predictive text.”
Alongside the new features, Microsoft has also squashed bugs and made general improvements to the PowerShell platform. Any features that didn’t make the cut here will be available in PowerShell 7.3. Microsoft says it will share details on the next update in early 2022.
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