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Windows PowerShell 1.0 Released

Source: http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/archive/2006/11/14/windows-powershell-1-0-released.aspx

Today at the keynote at ITForum in Barcelona, we announced the official release of Windows PowerShell 1.0!  

For those of you unfamiliar with Windows PowerShell, it is a best ofbreed next-generation commandline shell designed from the ground up tobe flexible and powerful while still remaining easy to use. Many thanksgo to our friends at MySpace.com for coming all the way to Barcelona toshow how they're using Windows PowerShell in production today for themission critical task of maintaining and managing the second busiestwebsite in the world.

To download Windows PowerShell, please use the links below:

Windows PowerShell 1.0 English only: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=75284&clcid=0x09

Windows PowerShell 1.0 in German, Spanish, French, Italian,Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese Simplified, and ChineseTraditional: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=75285&clcid=0x09

Windows PowerShell 1.0 Multilingual User Interface (MUI) pack: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=75286&clcid=0x09 

Finally, thanks to each and every oneof you in the Windows PowerShell community! We've been extremelygrateful and appreciative of the high level of community support andfantastic feedback we've received throughout the time we've beendeveloping PowerShell. With your help, we've created the best shellexperience ever for the Windows platform. We're confident you'll bevery pleased with the result!

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zarchasmpgmr
Nov. 15th, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)
Many thanks go to our friends at MySpace.com for coming all the way to Barcelona to show how they're using Windows PowerShell in production today for the mission critical task of maintaining and managing the second busiest website in the world.

(Emphasis mine.)

Ah, so that explains why I always seem to get "an error has occurred. It has been reported to MySpace technical staff" a lot when updating my profile, especially when I have interesting HTML markups. LJ, not so much. (Power outages excepted. BTW, did you go get the 1 week credit to your paid account yet?) But my profile displays just fine...

Have you tried PowerShell yet? Is it worth downloading?

Also, do you know of a way to configure or otherwise manage the order and possible delays in the startup programs? Sometimes a program gets started ahead of ZoneAlarm and it blocks it.
rialtus
Nov. 15th, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC)
I'm a permanent account, so I got the infinity + 1 week option. =)

PowerShell is a good start, but they need a lot more, such as the ability to address Active Directory and remote systems. Until I can do something that impacts those, the language is incredibly limited, especially since I can do that with Windows Script Host and VBScript.

That being said, Exchange 2007 is all managed via PowerShell, even if there is a GUI front end. So if I were dealing in that space, yeah, I'd take the time now to learn it. IIS7 is supposed to have a nice integration, but I don't think it's a complete experience like Exchange 2007. Rumours are that PowerShell will be "the" way to handle administration of all Microsoft products in the future, including System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (nee SMSv4), so I'm at least keeping a wary eye on it.

And as to startups, uhm, the only thing I can think of is writing something that calls what you want in the order you want. I don't know of a program that does what you want.

Oh, and ZA sucks. =) It used to be good, but now, it just sucks. =)
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