Recently Microsoft has announced the release of PowerShell Core 6.1., which is a task-based command-line tool and scripting language while Core is Microsoft's second open source Edition release that works on Linux, macOS, and windows.
This release comprises numerous updates and new features. The feature the stands out the most is its compatibility with the built-in Windows modules like 1900+ existing cmdlets in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019. PowerShell core is also built on top of .NET Core 2.1, one of top open source managed software frameworks, libraries, and tools.
6.1 will support Windows 7/8.1/10, Windows Server 2008R2/2012/2012R2/2016, Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel , macOS 10.12+, Ubuntu 14.04/16.04/18.04 and many more. Many cmdlets have also been introduced in the release that facilitates developers to convert and render Markdown documents in the console. Major performance improvements can also be seen in the updates, speeding up many certain operations significantly, such as : the sorting scenario has improved up to 15%. For a detailed description of the updates, you can read the release notes here
Microsoft invited the community to provide feedback and suggestions. Microsoft also invites the developers to the PowerShell Community Call
on the 3rd Thursday of every month.
"We love when our community helps out with code contributions, but you don’t have to be a rockstar developer to make a difference in PowerShell, as we’re also happy to accept test and documentation contributions as well.
Thanks, and enjoy PowerShell 6.1 " stated Microsoft.
To read the full announcement you can visit here.