Monday, September 26, 2011

PowerShell at the Core of Microsoft Server 8

‘Windows’ was intentionally dropped from the title here.  This article is a good read, and a demonstration of how serious Microsoft is about PowerShell.  If you were waiting to learn PowerShell, the time to stop waiting is NOW.

Windows Server 8: The Microsoft Server Fork

Some interesting points from the article:

Microsoft’s lead server architect is also the “inventor” of the PowerShell scripting methodology, whose command list will exceed 2300 native commandlets in Windows 8

Each Windows 8 version can be strongly PowerShell-controlled, and optionally with traditional GUI

Windows Server administration was encouraged to be PowerShell-driven, rather than through the maze of administrative GUIs that have been the mainstay of Windows Server versions for nearly two decades

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