[windows2000] Download Pick: Windows Powershell

  • From: "Jim Kenzig ThinHelp.com" <jkenzig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: THIN <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 09:39:33 -0500

Microsoft at TechEd 2006 announced the general availability of Windows
Powershell. A powerful scripting language.

Here is a quote from Bill Laing:

Windows PowerShell is a new command-line shell and scripting language that
helps IT professionals achieve greater productivity, more easily control
system administration and accelerate automation, and does not require a
background in programming. Another major benefit to customers is that it
works with existing scripts such as VBScript and Perl, and IT
infrastructures including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and
future operating-system versions – including Windows Server "Longhorn" –
thereby offering long-term investment protection to customers.

A number of other Microsoft products work with Windows PowerShell to improve
efficiency and productivity, including Exchange Server 2007, System Center
Operations Manager 2007, System Center Data Protection Manager V2 and System
Center Virtual Machine Manager. We are also seeing partners adopting Windows
PowerShell including FullArmor, /n Software, PowerGadgets and Quest

We've heard positive feedback from customers so far, and we're pleased to
have a customer – MySpace – attending IT Forum this year to share their
experience. Allen Hurff, vice president of engineering at MySpace, has said
that the benefit of adopting Windows PowerShell is that ad-hoc tasks that
used to take the company upwards of 10 minutes can now run in five seconds
or less, all the while providing better reporting, greatly-increased
accuracy and much less manual labor.

Windows PowerShell can be downloaded today at
Microsoft also announced the release candidate for Windows 2003 Service Pack
2 at the show.
Jim Kenzig
Microsoft MVP - Terminal Services
Citrix Technology Professional
Provision Networks VIP
CEO The Kenzig Group
Blog: http://www.techblink.com

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