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Windows PowerShell - Discussions with the Architect, Part 1

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This is the first in a three part  series with the Architect of Windows PowerShell and Microsoft Distinguished Engineer, Jeffrey Snover.  Join Windows PowerShell Program Manager, Osama Sajid, in an interview discussing the foundations and vision for PowerShell as a critical component of Microsoft's platform management strategy.

Windows PowerShell is a Windows command-line shell designed for ease-of-use not only by system administrators but also for application and system developers.  The shell includes an interactive prompt and a scripting environment that can be used independently or in combination.  PowerShell V2 is available by default with both R2 and Windows 7 and, via an optional update, previous versions of Windows.

Windows PowerShell in combination with the Windows Management Infrastructure (WinRM, WS-Management, WMI) provides a great way to automate server hosted solutions. 

Unlike most scripting shells, which accept and return text, Windows PowerShell is integrated with the .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR) and the .NET Framework, and thus deals in .NET objects instead of just text strings.  This fundamental change in the environment brings entirely new tools and methods to the management and configuration of Windows.   

Like many shells, Windows PowerShell gives you access to the file system on the computer.  In addition, Windows PowerShell providers enable you to access other data stores, such as the registry and the digital signature certificate stores, as easily as you access the file system.

Version 2 of Windows Powershell introduces an array of new features including remote sessions, an integrated script environment, debugging tools, and much more. 

Continue your video tour of Windows PowerShell V2 capabilities via TechNet Edge and  MSDN Channel9.  Don't miss the reusable scripts and techniques at the PowerShell Script-Center website.

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Published Date: August 26, 2009
Presented By: Phil Pennington

 

 

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