Automating the world one-liner at a time…
Someone has compiled a list of the 25 Most Active Projects in CodePlex. PowerShell has 2 entries in that list.
PowerShell Community Extensions - provides a widely useful set of additional cmdlets, providers, aliases, filters, functions and scripts for Windows PowerShell that members of the community have expressed interest in but didn't make it into PowerShell v1.0. Examples of these cmdlets are Get-Clipboard, Out-Clipboard, Get-Hash, Get-ShortPath, Set-FileTime, New-SymLink, Format-Hex, Format-Xml, Test-Xml, Test-Assembly, Ping-Host, etc.
PoshConsole - a more modern PowerShell Console.
You can get a complete list of PowerShell Shared Source projects HERE. Do yourself a favor and check these out and contribute where you can. Contributions can take the form of Code, Documentation, Suggestions, Bug postings, Discussions, etc. Shells, Scripts, Automation etc have always been and will always be community driven efforts. Microsoft can do our part by providing the core tools – the language, the shell, the runtime, the core cmdlets and providers but at the end of the day, you are going to have to leverage the community to get the maximal power out of PowerShell.
These are some great efforts to engage in so what are you waiting for?
Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]Windows Management Partner ArchitectVisit the Windows PowerShell Team blog at: http://blogs.msdn.com/PowerShellVisit the Windows PowerShell ScriptCenter at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/hubs/msh.mspx
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Do you know if anyone is working a Visual Studio integration where scripts can be stored as part of a project that can automate tasks with the Visual Studio object model?
What I am looking for is similar to VS Command Shell, but script based instead of interactive.
Not to seem ungrateful for all the free publicity, but you can get up to date lists of the most active projects from CodePlex any time, so I don't know why people keep congratulating us on being included in this random person's copy ;-)