PowerShell 7.2 Preview 1 is available for download

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The PowerShell 7 platform has received a new update. A preview for the upcoming version 7.2 is now available for download. Microsoft has announced a number of improvements that already included in 'Preview 1', so interested users can check them out.

What's new in PowerShell 7.2 Preview 1

Engine Updates and Fixes

  • Change the default fallback encoding for GetEncoding in Start-Transcript to be UTF8 without a BOM

General Cmdlet Updates and Fixes

  • Update pwsh -? output to match docs
  • Fix NullReferenceException in Test-Json
  • Make Dispose in TranscriptionOption idempotent
  • Add additional Microsoft PowerShell modules to the tracked modules list
  • Relax further SSL verification checks for WSMan on non-Windows hosts with verification available
  • Add the OutputTypeAttribute to Get-ExperimentalFeature
  • Fix blocking wait when starting file associated with a Windows application
  • Emit warning if ConvertTo-Json exceeds -Depth value


  • Enable CodeQL Security scanning
  • Add global AnalyzerConfig with default configuration

Download PowerShell 7.2

The app is available for download on the GitHub.

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