PowerShell 7.2.0 Preview 2 is available for download

The PowerShell 7 platform has received a new update. Preview 2 for the upcoming version 7.2 is now available for download. Microsoft has detailed a number of improvements that included in this version.

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What's new in PowerShell 7.2 Preview 2

Breaking Changes

  • Improve detection of mutable value types
  • Ensure -PipelineVariable is set for all output from script cmdlets

Experimental Features

  • PSAnsiRendering: Enable ANSI formatting via $PSStyle and support suppressing ANSI output


  • Optimize IEnumerable variant of replace operator
  • Refactor multiply operation for better performance in two Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.Utility methods
  • Use Environment.TickCount64 instead of Datetime.Now as the random seed for AppLocker test file content
  • Avoid unnecessary array allocations when searching in GAC
  • Use OrdinalIgnoreCase in CommandLineParser
  • Use StringComparison.Ordinal instead of StringComparison.CurrentCulture
  • Avoid creating instances of the generated delegate helper class in -replace implementation

General Cmdlet Updates and Fixes

  • Write better error message if config file is broken
  • Make AppLocker Enforce mode take precedence over UMCI Audit mode
  • Add -SkipLimitCheck switch to Import-PowerShellDataFile
  • Restrict New-Object in NoLanguage mode under lock down
  • The -Stream parameter now works with directories
  • Avoid an exception if file system does not support reparse points
  • Enable CA1012: Abstract types should not have public constructors
  • Enable SA1212: Property accessors should follow order

Download PowerShell 7.2

The app is available for download on the GitHub.

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