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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  • PowerShell seems to be an excellent product. One SIGNIFICANT piece that seems to be missing from Powershell and Microsoft functionality in general is GOOD (and I don't think wrappering FTP.EXE with PowerShell support is a solution) FTP functionality including security (i.e. SFTP, FTPS, etc...). FTP is so much a part of process automation. I know that nsoftware is working on something, but not sure if it can be made to encrypt username and password etc.. Plus it is going to cost money. Seems like a priority for Microsoft would be to add GOOD FTP functionality to PowerShell if they want Powershell to really take off.

  • A variety of Microsoft news items from this week that did not find a post of their own. EU Asks Microsoft Rivals About Word, Excel Dominance: European regulators are questioning Microsoft Corp.’s competitors on whether the company is using it..

  • PowerShell is hot. The Windows PowerShell team announced that PowerShell is going to be in Windows Server

  • On page http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms714619.aspx, the code sample (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms714619.aspx#codesampleprovidercontent) and test case (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms714619.aspx#testprovidercontent) fail with the following message:

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    Get-Content : Index was out of range. Must be non-negative and less than the size of the collection.

    Parameter name: index

    At line:1 char:12

    + get-content  <<<< -Path mydb:\Customers -ReadCount 2

    -----

    PS appears to be calling Read() an infinite number of times.

  • PowerShell to be included in Longhorn Server Beta 3.

  • [link] Is build 6001 aka RC3? [link]

  • Crap - I see that it is included with Longhorn, does that mean MS is only going to half ass finish Longhorn like they did Exchange 2007 and you have to be a programmer to do anything that they didn't bother to create MMC functions for?

    I can see the joy of spending 20 minutes typing like a mad man just to ad a user to groups, change their password, add a users personal information in Active Directory for Longhorn.

    I see PowerScript as Microsofts way of saying - you know what we've made enough money.  Things are too simple with a gui interface, it's time you people moved on to Linux.

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  • To say it's "included" in Longhorn is ambiguous.  Is it going to be installed and available on the Start menu (or from the Run line) by default, or do you have to install it through Control Panel as an optional component?  If it's not installed by default, it'll just be easier to use CMD for quick tasks and this will impede the adoption of PowerShell.  If CMD is installed by default, then why not PowerShell when PS is safer than CMD?

    Please make sure its installed by default in both Longhorn and the next service pack for Vista!

  • > Is it going to be installed and available on the Start menu (or from the Run line) by default, or do you have to install it through Control Panel as an optional component?

    In keeping with the general trend of "don't install it unless you are going to use it", PowerShell is an optional component in Windows Server Longhorn.

    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

  • Asta dupa caderea de saptamana trecuta: doua discuri crapate simultan, plus backup (numai) din februarie.

  • thanks, i've used powershell before and loved it.

  • Agreed, they really need to  add in native SFTP support.  Would make life SOOOO much easier.

  • Is PowerShell included in Longhorn Server Core or not?

    I have not seen an answer definitively as of yet?

    Anyone have a URL?

    Thanks ahead of time.

    Rick

  • Windows PowerShell Windows PowerShell i&#231;in sadece bir komut kabuğu dememiz doğru olmaz. PowerShell

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