Announced: PowerShell to Ship in Windows Server (Longhorn)!!!!

Announced: PowerShell to Ship in Windows Server (Longhorn)!!!!

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The rate of PowerShell adoption has been quite stunning.  We've all been amazed by the momentum.  Here are a few datapoints:

  • We have had well over 400,000 downloads of Windows PowerShell since we released in November!  
  • We are up to eight books in the US, 2 more in Japan and at least 2 in the works for Germany.
  • We continue to have new partners developing new products based on PowerShell from Quest Software, /n Software, PowerGadgets and Full Armor.

I'm here at the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) in San Diego and the momentum is growing!

  • Quest Software announced further development of two new free products that leverage PowerShell:  Active Directory cmdlets (tools) for managing Active Directory and PowerGUI, a GUI based tool for working with PowerShell cmdlets and writing PowerShell scripts.  They'll be demoing these in my talk tomorrow.  Find out more at PowerGUI.org and www.quest.com 
  • /n software (www.nsoftware.com) announced PowerShell Remoting which provides a secure, remoting solution for Windows PowerShell based on SSH that provides interactive, object-based remoting and remoting to non-Windows devices and operating systems. While the first version of Windows PowerShell provides native support for remoting via WMI, it does not provide interactive remoting for other Windows data sources such as the registry or certificates.  /n Software has also previously announced NetCmdlets which provides extensive networking management capabilities via cmdlets.

And now for the biggie:

  • At the Microsoft Management Summit in San Diego today we announced that Windows PowerShell will be included in Windows Server code-named “Longhorn” and will be available in Beta 3 of “Longhorn”.   That's right, Windows Server will ship with PowerShell!

It's a pretty big day for us in the PowerShell world. 

Cheers!

Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]
Windows Management Partner 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

[Edit: Updated PowerGui.com to PowerGui.org]

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  • Windows PowerShellがLonghorn Server同梱

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  • That's awesome.  A step in the right direction that I'd love to see followed up with the inclusion of PowerShell in Vista SP1.  I'm not holding my breath though.  :-)

  • I thought I'd post some Viridian, Carmine and Longhorn gossip. Well it's not's really gossip, but more

  • For a detailed discussion on PowerShell and the "Longhorn" server core:

    http://blog.sapien.com/current/2007/3/23/mvp-summit-part-ii.html

  • Yes, PSH v1 itself does not have full featured remoting, except via WMI.  It is apparently planned for v1.x or v2, but there's no ETA.  There are some 3rd parties working on PSH remoting solutions though, as indicated in the blog post.

  • Powershell has proven itself , and is now going to be treated as one of the big boys, and is going to

  • I know, i know. It was announced 2 days ago at MMS Windows PowerShell will be in the box on Longhorn

  • Jeff sais "every version of Longhorn" - so why is PowerShell also nos in Longhorn Server Core.

  • i only wish we could tunnel backwards in time and have powershell included in all versions of all operating systems since the invention of the integrated circuit.

    off the top of my head i think the syntax for this is:

    get-OS * | where {$_.InstallDate -lt [DateTime]::Today} | Add-Powershell

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  • > Jeff said "every version of Longhorn" - so why is PowerShell also not in Longhorn Server Core.

    I wasn't precise in my posting.  Sorry for the confusion.  

    "What the large print giveth, the small print taketh away".  :-)

    Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]

    Windows Management Partner 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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