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What's new in PowerShell Docs for 2020

This article lists notable changes made to docs each month and celebrates the contributions from the community.

Help us make the documentation better for you. Read the Contributor's Guide to learn how to get started.

2020-December

  • Updated contributor guide

    • documented the &preserve_view=true query parameter for hyperlinks
    • documented cross-reference syntax for hyperlinks
    • added information about localization
  • GitHub stats

    • 44 PRs merged (11 from Community)
    • 50 issues opened (43 from Community)
    • 50 issues closed

Top Community Contributors

The following people have contributed to PowerShell docs by submitting pull requests or filing issues. Thank you!

GitHub Id PRs merged Issues opened
doctordns 3 2
chadbaldwin 1
dawedawe 1
dumpvn 1
kvprasoon 1
lbearl 1
petershen0307 1
skycommand 1
springcomp 1
Cwilson-dataselfcom 5
bobbybatatina 2

2020-November

  • PowerShell 7.1 GA Release

    • What's New in PowerShell 7.1
    • Converted 7.1 docs to release status
    • Added 7.2 (preview) docs
    • Retired v6 docs to archive repository
  • Blog posts

  • Documentation maintenance

    • Updated 137 articles to remove MSDN and TechNet references
    • Updated 171 articles to indicate Windows-only compatibility
    • Updated 38 articles to address build warnings and suggestions
    • Added include to 24 DSC articles
    • Major rewrite of the PowerShell Jobs articles
  • GitHub stats

    • 50 PRs merged (8 from Community)
    • 55 issues opened (45 from Community)
    • 51 issues closed

Top Community Contributors

The following people have contributed to PowerShell docs by submitting pull requests or filing issues. Thank you!

GitHub Id PRs merged Issues opened
AlanFlorance 1
gilbertbw 1
ianwalkeruk 1
JeremyTBradshaw 1
matt9ucci 1
Rob-S 1
ShaydeNofziger 1
skycommand 1
juvtib 8
iRon7 2
l-ip 2
stephenrgentry 2
Vixb1122 2

2020-October

Top Community Contributors

The following people have contributed to PowerShell docs by submitting pull requests or filing issues. Thank you!

GitHub Id PRs merged Issues opened
doctordns 1
escape208 1
nickdevore 1
fsackur 1
Duffney 1
skycommand 1
yecril71pl 1
mklement0 3
Abdullah0820 2

2020-September

  • Documentation maintenance

    • Updates for 7.1-preview content
  • Community presentation

  • GitHub stats

    • 41 PRs merged (9 from Community)
    • 52 issues opened (47 from Community)
    • 51 issues closed

Top Community Contributors

The following people have contributed to PowerShell docs by submitting pull requests or filing issues. Thank you!

GitHub Id PRs merged Issues opened
doctordns 1
fatherjack 1
goforgold 1
jonathanweinberg 1
kvprasoon 1
skycommand 1
springcomp 1
themichaelbender 1
toddryan 1
mklement0 13
setpeetrike 2

2020-August

Top Community Contributors

The following people have contributed to PowerShell docs by submitting pull requests or filing issues. Thank you!

GitHub Id PRs merged Issues opened
sethvs 10 2
yecril71pl 10
mklement0 1 7
springcomp 1 2
SquirrelAssassin 2
thorstenbutz 2
aetos382 1
crumdev 1
joshSi 1
kmoad 1

2020-July

  • New PowerShell documentation

  • Documentation maintenance

    • Updates for 7.1-preview content
    • Updated page header - simplified menu choices and added a download button
    • Fixed several Update-Help issues
      • Help for PSDesiredStateConfiguration and ThreadJob modules now downloads
      • Published updateable help for PowerShell 7.1 preview
      • Updateable help for PowerShell 5.1 now includes About topics
  • GitHub stats

    • 99 PRs merged (29 from Community)
    • 51 issues opened (44 from Community)
    • 71 issues closed

Top Community Contributors

The following people have contributed to PowerShell docs by submitting pull requests or filing issues. Thank you!

GitHub Id PRs merged Issues opened
yecril71pl 10 3
sethvs 10
springcomp 3 2
txtor 2 1
baardhermansen 1
skycommand 1
srjennings 1
xtqqczze 1
mklement0 3
Allexxann 2
sharpninja 2
XuHeng1021 2

2020-June

Top Community Contributors

The following people have contributed to PowerShell docs by submitting pull requests or filling issues. Thank you!

GitHub Id PRs merged Issues opened
doctordns 3
gabrielmccoll 2
adrianhale 1
aisbergde 1
beatcracker 1
bergmeister 1
DarioArzaba 1
gforceg 1
jpomfret 1
Karl-WE 1
signalwarrant 1
skycommand 1
tkhadimullin 1
johnkberry 2
juvtib 2
mklement0 2
Sagatboy33 4

2020-May

Top Community Contributors

The following people have contributed to PowerShell docs by submitting pull requests or filling issues. Thank you!

GitHub Id PRs merged Issues opened
nschonni 10
xtqqczze 2 1
kilasuit 1 1
davidseibel 1
doctordns 1
jhoffmann271 1
KevinMarquette 1
klitztuch 1
markojorge 1
perjahn 1
schuelermine 1
jsilverm 7
mklement0 5
cam1170 2
JustinGrote 2
peetrike 2

2020-April

Top Community Contributors

The following people have contributed to PowerShell docs by submitting pull requests or filling issues. Thank you!

GitHub Id PRs merged Issues opened
ScSurber 1 1
alexandair 1
bmkaiser 1
hyoshioka0128 1
jpomfret 1
raydixon 1
signalwarrant 1
mklement0 8
reinierk 3
scabon 2
Abdullah0820 2
awooga 2
Damag3d 2
Fiasco123 2
Jasonthurston 2

2020-March

Top Community Contributors

The following people have contributed to PowerShell docs by submitting pull requests or filling issues. Thank you!

  • k-takai - 7 PRs
  • mklement0 - 5 issues
  • juvtib - 4 issues
  • iSazonov - 3 issue
  • doctordns - 2 issues
  • mdorantesm - 2 issues
  • qt3m45su0najc7 - 2 issues

2020-February

  • New documents
  • PowerShell 7 documentation updates
  • Updates to address issues
  • Ran PlatyPS to verify parameter info for all cmdlets and versions
  • GitHub stats
    • 52 PRs merged (9 from Community)
    • 49 issues opened (42 from Community)
    • 55 issues closed

Top Community Contributors

The following people have contributed to PowerShell docs by submitting pull requests or filling issues. Thank you!

  • Maamue - 2 PRs
  • doctordns - 2 PRs
  • mklement0 - 4 issues
  • he852100 - 3 issues
  • VectorBCO - 2 issues
  • metablaster - 2 issues

2020-January

  • New documents
  • PowerShell 7 documentation updates
  • Updates to address issues
  • GitHub stats
    • 58 PRs merged (7 from Community)
    • 57 issues opened (43 from Community)
    • 70 issues closed

Top Community Contributors

The following people have contributed to PowerShell docs by submitting pull requests or filling issues. Thank you!

  • Makovec - 3 PRs
  • mklement0 - 9 issues
  • mvadu - 2 issues
  • razos - 2 issues
  • VLoub - 2 issues
  • doctordns - 2 issues