PowerShell, a task-based command-line shell and scripting language developed by its chief architect, Jeffrey Snover at Microsoft, was announced on November 14, 2006.

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PowerShell is based on Microsoft .NET Framework.

PowerShell version 1.0 was released on November 14, 2006.

PowerShell version 2.0 was released.

PowerShell version 3.0 was released .

PowerShell version 4.0 was released.

PowerShell version 5.0 was released on February 24, 2016.

PowerShell version 5.1 was released.

PowerShell version 6.0 was released on January 10, 2018.

PowerShell version 7.0 was released on December 03, 2019.

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