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Microsoft has announced the first development build of the Windows Package Manager 1.6 series.



Windows Package Manager 1.6.1573-preview

This is the first development build after the Windows Package Manager 1.5 build for Windows 10 (1809+) and Windows 11. This build will be released to Windows Insider Dev builds and Windows Package Manager Insiders.

Experimental features are enabled in this release. Run winget features to see which experimental features are enabled or disabled. Add the following to your settings (winget settings) file to enable the experimental features such as WinGet configuration:

    "experimentalFeatures": {
	  "dependencies": true,
	  "directMSI": true,
          "configuration": true,
	  "windowsFeature": true,
    },

Windows Package Manager now includes  Winget configuration, which automatically handles the setup and configuration requirements for an ideal development environment on your Windows machine. WinGet configuration file helps with installing and managing software packages, applications, programming languages, frameworks, tools, or settings necessary for a project.

Check out our  session at Microsoft Build to learn how to get your machine to a ready-to-code state.

A prerelease version of the  Microsoft.WinGet.Client PowerShell module has been published to the PowerShell Gallery and will no longer be included as a release asset. To install the latest version of the PowerShell module, run the following command in PowerShell 7+.

Install-Module -Name Microsoft.WinGet.Client

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Release Windows Package Manager 1.6.1573-preview · microsoft/winget-cli