Windows PowerShell & Windows Vista

Windows PowerShell & Windows Vista

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We've had many questions about when Windows PowerShell will be released for Windows Vista. We plan to release Windows PowerShell 1.0 by January 31st, 2007. 

Cheers!

Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]
Windows PowerShell/MMC Architect
Visit the Windows PowerShell Team blog at:    http://blogs.msdn.com/PowerShell
Visit the Windows PowerShell ScriptCenter at:  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/hubs/msh.mspx

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  • Are you joking?!? Why so late? Will there be any version till then that can be installed on the RTM build?

    I don't understand the decision to give up the one MSI installer for all platforms. The only thing you got from going to the Vista installer seems to be this incredibly long delay of the Vista version...

  • Whats would be the point of releasing it now?  

    Aside from SA customers/MSDN, there's no general availability of Vista until the end of January anyway.

  • Powershell has a huge audience in it's MSDN and SA customer base!!  How many home users do you really think are going to be hammering away at powershell anyway?

  • So what's the difference between the Vista and XP/Server release of PowerShell?  Is it just the installer?  Why does it take 2 more months?

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  • It does seem crazy that there is such a delay between platforms (XP and Vista)

    I would be interested to hear the reasons for this, Im guessing around security (UAC) mostly?

  • > So what's the difference between the Vista and XP/Server release of PowerShell?  Is it just the installer?  Why does it take 2 more months?

    Yes - the only difference is the installer.  

    Being an official Windows component means you use the official windows installation technology and on Vista that is the new CBS technology.  There is exactly one team in the world that can build this and that team has been a tad busy (While I sometimes think that PowerShell is more important that Vista - I just can't seem to ever convince other people of that.  :-) ).  

    PowerShell is the world's first Vista OutOfBand release.  There are a few pain points that come with that honor.  Nothing serious but there are just some things that are different and need a bit of time to work out.  They are a great team and are doing great work, they just need a bit of time.  

    Cheers!

    Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]

    Windows PowerShell/MMC Architect

    Visit the Windows PowerShell Team blog at:    http://blogs.msdn.com/PowerShell

    Visit the Windows PowerShell ScriptCenter at:  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/hubs/msh.mspx

  • Thanks Jeffrey for the post.  I've been a bit rough on PowerShell lately due to it not being available on Vista, but I will say that it is an awesome environment/language/cure-for-cancer/etc and I can't wait till I get to play with the final bits on Vista.  Thanks for making this possible!

  • You kick ass for finally letting me use my linux commands in my command prompt. If nothing else, that's about all i'll use it for. I tend to default to things like ls, and cd ~

    Thanks :)

  • Why not release a Powershell RC with an msi installer for Vista?  This new installer technology is not instilling alot of confidence if it takes a special team two months to create an installer.  Why can't we get PowerShell out there for Vista and build enthusiasm, instead of frustration?

  • But can you share with us what you actually gain by using the CBS installer? If it is only the honor of being a Vista OutOfBand release it seems a terrible deal. Is there any advantage of using this installer over MSI?!? I still have to learn of any reason to use it that actually makes sense... What do you gain, other than a two month delay and a dependency on an obviously overworked team?

  • What is CBS? Something like Windows Installer or a replacement!?

  • だという旨の投稿が、MSDN の PowerShell Team Blog にされています。 面白いのは、それに対する非難ごうごうの嵐がコメントの書き込みに集中していることです。そんなに中身が違うはずがないだろ、何でこんなにタイムラグが発生するんぢゃぁ、というわけ。いちおう、インストーラの正式リリースを待っているとか何とかいう言訳の返答がされていますが、あまり説得力なし。

  • Does PowerShell come with a GUI? I have trouble remembering the commands.

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