PowerShell 2.0 – Gonna be SWEEET

Graphical PowerShell A friend and board member of a local user group pointed me to a recent article in BetaNews, talking about some cool new capabilities in the next version of Windows PowerShell

According to the CTP 2 download page (yes, you can download a Community Technology Preview version of 2.0), here are some of the main improvements and new abilities:

  • PowerShell Remoting
  • Graphical PowerShell
  • ScriptCmdlets
  • Modules
  • Transactions
  • Eventing
  • Restricted Runspaces
  • RunspacePools
  • Background Jobs
  • Data Language
  • Script Internationalization
  • Script Debugging
  • 51 New Cmdlets
  • Parser Tokenizer API
  • New PowerShell Hosting APIs
  • Metadata APIs for Command and Parameters

Bart De Smet has written some excellent “feature focus” blog posts all about some of these new capabilities in PowerShell 2.0.

**NOTE: If you want to start playing with the new PowerShell Remoting capabilities, you’ll also need to be running a new version of WinRM (Windows Remote Management).  Here is the CTP download for it.

You may also want to keep up with the PowerShell Team Blog.  Guys like Jeffery Snover (PowerShell Architect) and others post up there quite frequently.  In fact, here’s a good “Remoting with PowerShell Quick Start” (by Krishna Vutukuri) to help you get your feet wet in the new PowerShell Remoting.

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