Just recently Microsoft released PowerShell 1.0 via WSUS:
PowerShell is a command line interface that provides an ability to run various management commands or script and schedule them.
It is the basis for the new Exchange 2007 Management Shell.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Start Menu Folder
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will come with version 2 of PowerShell.
While getting to know PowerShell may not be for the feint of heart, getting to know the cmdlets and how to pipe them together to form a command structure to accomplish our needed administration tasks on servers and workstations will streamline our administration tasks in the long run.
Some links for further reading:
- Windows PowerShell 1.0 KB926139
- Windows PowerShell
- Windows PowerShell Blog
- Windows PowerShell Discussion Group
- Windows PowerShell SDK
- Windows PowerShell Online help
Anything that makes our time more efficient is good for us! :)
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book