Microsoft PowerShell

lang microsoft

PowerShell is a cross-platform automation and configuration tool/framework that is optimized for dealing with structured data (e.g. JSON, CSV, XML, etc.), REST APIs, and object models. It includes a command-line shell, an associated scripting language and a framework for processing cmdlets.

Release Released Support Status Latest
7.3 1 year and 8 months ago
(08 Nov 2022)
Yes 7.3.9
(26 Oct 2023)
7.2 (LTS) 2 years and 8 months ago
(05 Nov 2021)
Ends in 4 months and 3 weeks
(30 Nov 2024)
7.2.16
(26 Oct 2023)
7.1 3 years and 7 months ago
(11 Nov 2020)
Ended 2 years ago
(31 May 2022)
7.1.7
(26 Apr 2022)
7.0 (LTS) 4 years ago
(03 Mar 2020)
Ended 1 year and 7 months ago
(03 Dec 2022)
7.0.13
(20 Oct 2022)
6.2 5 years ago
(28 Mar 2019)
Ended 3 years and 10 months ago
(04 Sep 2020)
6.2.7
(16 Jul 2020)
6.1 5 years and 9 months ago
(13 Sep 2018)
Ended 4 years and 9 months ago
(28 Sep 2019)
6.1.6
(12 Sep 2019)
6.0 6 years ago
(10 Jan 2018)
Ended 5 years ago
(13 Feb 2019)
6.0.5
(13 Nov 2018)
5.1 7 years and 11 months ago
(02 Aug 2016)
Ends in 2 years and 6 months
(12 Jan 2027)
5.1
5.0 8 years ago
(24 Feb 2016)
Ended 7 years and 11 months ago
(02 Aug 2016)
5.0
4.0 10 years ago
(01 Oct 2013)
Ended 9 months ago
(10 Oct 2023)
4.0
3.0 11 years ago
(01 Oct 2012)
Ended 9 months ago
(10 Oct 2023)
3.0
2.0 15 years ago
(01 Jul 2009)
Ended 4 years and 5 months ago
(14 Jan 2020)
2.0
1.0 17 years ago
(14 Nov 2006)
Ended 4 years and 5 months ago
(14 Jan 2020)
1.0

PowerShell follows the Modern Lifecycle Policy.

Windows PowerShell (1.0 - 5.1) is a component of the Windows operating system. Components receive the same support as their parent product or platform:

Version Note
5.1 Released in Windows 10 Anniversary Update and Windows Server 2016, WMF 5.1
5.0 Released in Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0
4.0 Integrated in Windows 8.1 and with Windows Server 2012 R2, WMF 4.0
3.0 Integrated in Windows 8 and with Windows Server 2012 WMF 3.0
2.0 Integrated in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, WMF 2.0
1.0 Optional component of Windows Server 2008

More information is available on the Microsoft PowerShell website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
pwsh -v

You can submit an improvement to this page on GitHub :octocat: . This page has a corresponding Talk Page.

A JSON version of this page is available at /api/powershell.json. See the API Documentation for more information. You can subscribe to the iCalendar feed at /calendar/powershell.ics.