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PowerShell 7.4.0-preview.3 is the latest version of Microsoft's popular command-line shell and scripting language. As a cross-platform tool, PowerShell is used by system administrators, developers, and DevOps engineers alike to automate various tasks and manage IT infrastructure.


This latest release comes with a few new improvements that make it even more powerful and efficient. For DevOps and system administrators, PowerShell 7.4.0-preview.3 offers Performance Boosts, Engine Updates, Cmdlet Updates, and a few fixes, as shared here.


PowerShell 7.4.0-preview.3: What It Means for DevOps and System Administrators
PowerShell 7.4.0-preview.3 Released


What's new and improved in PowerShell 7.4.0-preview.3?

Breaking Changes

  • Remove code related to #requires -pssnapin (#19320)

Engine Updates and Fixes

  • Change the arrow used in feedback suggestion to a more common Unicode character (#19534)
  • Support trigger registration in feedback provider (#19525)
  • Update the ICommandPredictor interface to reduce boilerplate code from predictor implementation (#19414)
  • Fix a crash in the type inference code (#19400) (Thanks @MartinGC94!)


  • Speed up Resolve-Path relative path resolution (#19171) (Thanks @MartinGC94!)

General Cmdlet Updates and Fixes

  • Infer external application output as strings (#19193) (Thanks @MartinGC94!)
  • Fix a race condition in Add-Type (#19471)
  • Detect insecure https-to-http redirect only if both URIs are absolute (#19468) (Thanks @CarloToso!)
  • Support Ctrl + C when connection hangs while reading data in WebCmdlets (#19330) (Thanks @stevenebutler!)
  • Enable type conversion of AutomationNull to $null for assignment (#19415)
  • Add the parameter -Environment to Start-Process (#19374)
  • Add the parameter -RelativeBasePath to Resolve-Path (#19358) (Thanks @MartinGC94!)
  • Exclude redundant parameter aliases from completion results (#19382) (Thanks @MartinGC94!)
  • Allow using a folder path in WebCmdlets' -OutFile parameter (#19007) (Thanks @CarloToso!)


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