PowerShell v7.08 and v7.1.5 released – October 14

7.0.8 Release of PowerShell

Telemetry Changes

  • Configure ApplicationInsights to not send cloud role name (Internal 17100)

Summary

We recently became aware of an issue in PowerShell 7, which resulted in the unintentional logging of information that was outside of our documentation. In this current release, we exclude the Application Insight properties below:

  • Cloud role instance
  • Internal: Node name

What we are doing

Documentation

In addition to the product changes above, we will be publishing the specific Application Insight properties that we will use going forward, posted here.

FAQ

How do I know if I am affected?

The issue affects PowerShell 7 prior to the following versions:

PowerShell VersionFixed in7.07.0.87.17.1.57.2 (preview)To Be Determined
How do I update to an unaffected version?

Follow the instructions at Installing PowerShell 7 to install the latest version of PowerShell 7.

Support

See Support documentation.

Engine Updates and Fixes

  • Handle error from unauthorized access when removing AppLocker test files (#15881)
  • Handle error when the telemetry mutex cannot be created (#15574) (Thanks @gukoff!)
  • Disallow Add-Type in NoLanguage mode on a locked down machine (Internal 17521)

Tools

  • Add .stylecop to filetypexml and format it (#16025)

Build and Packaging Improvements

Bump .NET SDK to 3.1.414

Documentation and Help Content

  • Fix example nuget.config (#14349)

7.1.5 Release of PowerShell

Telemetry Changes

  • Configure ApplicationInsights to not send cloud role name (Internal 17100)

Summary

We recently became aware of an issue in PowerShell 7, which resulted in the unintentional logging of information that was outside of our documentation. In this current release, we exclude the Application Insight properties below:

  • Cloud role instance
  • Internal: Node name

What we are doing

Documentation

In addition to the product changes above, we will be publishing the specific Application Insight properties that we will use going forward, posted here.

FAQ

How do I know if I am affected?

The issue affects PowerShell 7 prior to the following versions:

PowerShell VersionFixed in7.07.0.87.17.1.57.2 (preview)To Be Determined
How do I update to an unaffected version?

Follow the instructions at Installing PowerShell 7 to install the latest version of PowerShell 7.

Support

See Support documentation.

Engine Updates and Fixes

  • Handle error from unauthorized access when removing AppLocker test files (#15881)
  • Test more thoroughly whether a command is Out-Default for transcription scenarios (#15653)
  • Handle error when the telemetry mutex cannot be created (#15574) (Thanks @gukoff!)
  • Disallow Add-Type in NoLanguage mode on a locked down machine (Internal 17522)

Tools

  • Add .stylecop to filetypexml and format it (#16025)

Build and Packaging Improvements

Bump .NET SDK to 5.0.402

Documentation and Help Content

  • Fix example nuget.config (#14349)

How to Install PowerShell 7 in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10

Thanks @Brink

I am in the range of the troubled ones!

So, downloading this to get the fix.

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