Sunday, November 09, 2008

Scripting with Windows PowerShell 2.0 CTP

For PowerShell geeks, the next CTP for Version 2 is out ‘soon’. Jeff Snover, at TechEd Barcelona said it would be coming in December. There were no new ‘bits’ for TechEd although there was lots of demos of functions not provided in the current CTP. I understand the team’s priorities and know that their decision not to hand out bits was the right one.

In terms of getting ready for V2, there are some great new features. I took detailed notes during one PowerShell talk and will transcribe into a blog post soon!

So while waiting for PowerShell V2 CTP3 to come out, why not visit Scripting with Windows PowerShell 2.0 CTP – a sub-site below the TechNet Script Center. While CTP1/2 focused, there’s a lot of great information and good links on the site. With V2 being such a massive update in functionality (remoting alone is a huge topic!), learning about some of the feature now will hold you in good stead. And when CTP3 is released, I would hope that this site gets even more valuable.

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