Rodney Buike recently interviewed Bruce Payette (our Language Dev Lead) at:

http://blogs.technet.com/canitpro/archive/2006/11/20/podcast-powershell-with-bruce-payette.aspx

 Bruce and Jim Turher did a super job designing the language (they exceeded my wildest expectations) and in this interview, Bruce discusses the motivation and mindset that went into its design.  This interview gives you a nice sample of the sort of great insights you'll get from Bruce's upcoming book Windows PowerShell In Action:  http://www.manning.com/payette/  

Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]
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