September 2022 - Product Updates and Releases

PowerShell Pro Tools PowerShell Universal Product Updates

September 13, 2022

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This post outlines the new features of PowerShell Pro Tools and PowerShell Universal that have been added in the September 2022 release cycle.

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PowerShell Pro Tools 2022.9.0

Support for Packaging PowerShell 7.2.5 and 7.2.6

PowerShell Pro Tools can now package PowerShell 7.2.5 and 7.2.6 scripts and executables.

Support for Switch parameters in Convert To Splat

Convert to splat in Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code now supports switch parameters.

PowerShell Universal 3.3

PowerShell Universal 3.3 is the next release of the latest and greatest version of the platform.

Hundreds of New Themes

PowerShell Universal Dashboard now provides hundreds of built in themes. You can read more about the new themes here.

Merge of UniversalDashboard and Universal Modules

PowerShell Universal was built on the foundation of PowerShell Universal Dashboard and until now, they have been distributed as different modules. As we evolve the platform, we have merged these modules into a single unified module to simplify installation and development.

Specific and All computer job queues

PowerShell Universal now supports specific and all computer job queues. This means that you can run scripts on specific machines ad-hoc or with schedules. Additionally, you can schedule scripts to run on All Computers to allow for operations like caching local data required by other resources such as dashboards and APIs. By default, jobs and schedules will run on the default queue, which will run jobs on any available server.


Write-PSUError allows you to capture errors without affecting the overall result of the script. For example, you can throw an exception, catch it and then write it to the job’s error pane by using Write-PSUError.

try {
    throw "Oh, no!"
} catch {
    Write-PSUError -ErrorRecord $_

File Support for Jobs

Jobs now support uploading files to be processed. This can be helpful to allow users to upload documents like CSVs to be processed by the script.

Run Schedules on Demand

Schedules can now be run on demand. This is especially useful for debugging schedules without having to wait until they fire.

Detailed Content for New-UDDataGrid

New-UDDataGrid can now load additional information about rows by using the -LoadDetailedContent event handler. You’ll get information about the current row and can display whatever components you like.

Edit for New-UDDataGrid

New-UDDataGrid now supports editing. You can use it to update rows in a data source like SQL and even return transformed data back to the data grid.

Icon Search in Advanced Dashboard Editor

Using the new advanced dashboard editor (currently in beta), you can search for icons available within PSU.

Demo Mode

Demo mode is now what is behind It comes pre-configured with many resources and provides a readonly experience for demonstration purposes.

Asynchronous Startup

PowerShell Universal now starts up asynchronously. This ensures that the service and web server are available as quickly as possible. You’ll more quickly be able to access the server and see the startup progress.


A new configuration file as been added that allow for execution of code before any PowerShell Universal services start up. Unlike the startup trigger, this runs before discovery of modules and secrets to allow for you to install modules or configure vaults.

External Git Client Support

PowerShell Universal can now leverage an external git client rather than using the built-in library previously used to perform git operations. You can install and configure the git environment to use options such as SSH keys and then PowerShell Universal can take advantage of the system’s configuration without having to pass credentials. This also runs all git operations in the external git client process to provide additional stability to your PSU service.