Microsoft released a Preview for a new PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment. It actually does not change much to the PowerShell ISE that shipped with your computer or Windows Management Framework but it does demonstrate their new ability to update the PowerShell ISE outside of a major update. This means the ISE can be more adaptive to new features and bug fixes.
To install the Preview, you run the command from an elevated PowerShell prompt:
Install-Module -Name PowerShellISE-preview
You then launch the Preview with:
The Preview only works with PowerShell v5 and is English-Only. From the screenshot below, you can see that the ISE still looks like you would expect it to. The main change is the title of the windows includes ‘Windows PowerShell ISE Preview’.
This change to the PowerShell ISE will allow features to be developed independent of releases and the team is hoping for a new release per month. They also want to make improvements to the add-on model and be able to address feedback provided at the PowerShell UserVoice site.
If you would like to test if you are running the Preview, you can use the variable $psISE and look for $psISE.IsPreviewRelease to be true or false.
Photos courtesy of the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog.