PowerShell 7 announced: cross-platform, new lifecycle, Windows changes by Martin Brinkmann on April 07, 2019 in Software, Windows – Last Update: April 07, 2019 – 11 commentsMicrosoft announced the next version of PowerShell Core this week. The next version will be PowerShell 7 and not PowerShell Core 6.3 as many expected. It signals a significant change in the development of PowerShell as Microsoft makes another important step in replacing the trusted PowerShell 5.1 on Windows with PowerShell Core.Tip: Check out our PowerShell vs. PowerShell Core comparison to find out how the two differ from one another.PowerShell Core usage increased significantly in the past two years especially on Linux platforms. Windows usage has stagnated on the other hand for the most part. Microsoft explains the lack of progress on the Windows platform with the existence of PowerShell 5.1 which offers functionality that PowerShell Core does not support.Organizations and users on Windows rely on functions that PowerShell Core does not support, and that is the main reason why usage on Windows stagnates while it lifted off on Linux.Microsoft devised a plan to change that, and PowerShell 7 is the key to the plan’s success. PowerShell 7 is based on .NET Core 3.0 which means that compatibility with Windows PowerShell modules increases to over 90%.PowerShell 7 will ship with Windows eventually; first, as a side-by-side feature with Windows PowerShell 5.1 so that users and administrators may use both versions of PowerShell on the same machine.Microsoft expects the release to become available around May 2019. It depends on the general availability of .NET Core 3.0 and will be released shortly after the release of .NET Core 3.0.Since PowerShell 7 is aligned with the .NET Core timeline, we expect the generally available (GA) release to be some time after the GA of .NET Core 3.0.PowerShell 7 will move from a Microsoft Modern Lifecycle Policy to one that is more aligned with the .NET Core support lifecycle policy. One of the major improvements that comes out of the change is that PowerShell 7 will feature Long Term Service and non-Long Term Service releases.Microsoft did not reveal how it plans to distribute PowerShell 7 on Windows. The most likely explanation is that it will be added as an optional feature first that needs to be installed separately to become available.Plans to replace PowerShell 5.1 with future versions of PowerShell (Core) were not revealed but it seems likely that Microsoft will make a switch eventually to distribute PowerShell (Core) with Windows and make PowerShell 5.1 an optional component.Now You: do you use PowerShell?SummaryArticle NamePowerShell 7 announced: cross-platform, new lifecycle, Windows changesDescriptionMicrosoft announced the next version of PowerShell Core this week. The next version will be PowerShell 7 and not PowerShell Core 6.3 as many expected. Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
Falls Creek, Victoria, finally welcomes a ski lodge worthy of its pristine alpine surrounds. Astra Lodge has set new standards in the Australian ski industry with the family-owned hotel recently winning the title of Australia’s Best Boutique Ski Lodge 2016 at the World Ski Awards in Kitzbühel, Austria. The newly renovated ski-in, ski-out lodge seduces guests with exceptional features including panoramic mountain views, heated magnesium mineral pool and fine-dining restaurant.Located within the heart of Falls Creek Village, Astra Lodge is just a short private over-snow ride away from village parking. Boasting interiors that feature local design, the materials are robust and natural. Grant Amon Architects has achieved a refined European alpine look complete with leather, timber, stone and tiles all locally sourced and eco-friendly. Rooms feature views of the stunning surrounds, while interiors include luxury furnishings that have been hand-sourced from around the world with a keen eye for detail.Rosy Seaton – who co-owns the lodge with her husband, Seumas – grew up locally. Rosy has placed focus on Astra achieving world-class service while remaining family friendly, with a charming intimacy that puts the lodge in a league of its own.“We understand how important family time is on a ski holiday, when the kids aren’t in ski school they can enjoy playing in the communal kids’ room or toasting marshmallows on the open fire in the Astra lounge,” explains Rosy.The thoughtful and friendly staff are led by GMs Tom Simpson and his wife Sally who ensure that every guest receives a personalised experience that is tailored to their needs.“We love to see all guests relaxed and comfortable. We take customer service very seriously, beginning before they even arrive. It’s our privilege to have such a beautiful venue to host our guests within,” says Simpson.The lodge includes an Italian fine-dining restaurant and premium wine cellar that is sure to be a natural drawcard even for those who aren’t staying as guests. Helmed by hatted chef, Emma Handley, the restaurant focuses on the best locally sourced and seasonal produce with pasta made in-house daily.One of the most desirable attractions for insiders at Falls Creek are the services of world-renowned Skimetric Director, Adalbert Leibetseder. When he’s not training and fine-tuning the equipment of world champion skiers in Austria, Bert calls Astra Lodge his Southern-Hemisphere winter home and is taking bookings for his personalised, ski programme and boot fittings during the Australian ski season. This experience takes place only at Astra Lodge and complements a new state-of-the-art ski and boot drying room.Massages, physiotherapy treatments and wet and dry saunas will all help to re-energise weary skiers and riders at the end of the day. The day spa at Astra lets guests relax with a dram of whisky with the barber over a hot towel shave and moustache groom, or a glass of champagne while the onsite hair stylist completes a fresh blow dry or cut to help remove the dreaded helmet hair.Astra Lodge is currently taking bookings and will open 10 June for the 2017 ski season.