PowerShell and Outlook Live on Windows 7 RC Build

In the last few days we released the Release Candidate build of Windows 7… great to see, and I am looking forward to seeing our education customers adopt this new OS.

Some customers might be aware that Windows 7 ships with the very latest PowerShell CTP (Community Technology Preview) preinstalled.  Conveniently on the Windows 7 beta build (Build 7000) that we shipped a few months ago, the version of PowerShell was the correct version that worked with Outlook Live.  On the RC Build of Windows 7 there is a different version of the CTP, and right now this does NOT work with Outlook Live.

So the upshot is that you should either continue to use Vista SP1 or Windows Server 2008 with PowerShell for best results.  Follow the instructions here: http://help.outlook.com/en-us/140/cc546278.aspx



5 Responses to PowerShell and Outlook Live on Windows 7 RC Build

  1. Gareth says:

    Any indication when Windows 7 RC will be supported?

  2. US LiveAtedu says:

    I have asked… will post if I get anything concrete.

  3. Brien says:

    I\’m lucky I saw this. I was just getting ready to use Win 7 RC to get more experience with PowerShell. Trying to do some internal docs for our admins on OneNote. Will you also post a notice of the fix in Windows Live@Edu group or should I check back here? Brien

  4. Brien says:

    Jonny, do you have any good news for us on a fix?

  5. US LiveAtedu says:

    The best I can say right now about this is to wait until the next service iteration of Outlook Live (end of year approx right now). At that point, the PowerShell versions will be aligned at both ends. In the meantime, consider using a virtual machine running either Windows Vista SP1 or Windows Server 2008.

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