CTP: Watch This Space

CTP: Watch This Space

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Next week we'll be releasing a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Windows PowerShell V2.0.

This release will not be for everyone.

This morning I wrote 3 blog entries that set your expectation about the CTP. I decided to blog them BEFORE the CTP because when you see what is in the CTP – most of you will make a mad rush to download it and use it. It has some amazingly cool stuff in it (you'll hear more about that next week). You really need to read and understand my 3 blogs before making the decision to participate in the CTP:

  1. CTP != Beta !
  2. Platform Requirements
  3. Versioning

One point is worth making again (and again): Things WILL change. If you are going to be disappointed or angry if we refactor our APIs or change our naming or tweak our semantics and break all your (CTP-specific) code/scripts – you should not use the CTP.

Bloggers – please do me a favor. If you pick up the CTP and start writing about it, please include a reference to this blog entry. Consider adding the words:

The PowerShell V2 CTP is not for everyone. You should read this PowerShell Team blog entry ( http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/archive/2007/11/02/ctp-watch-this-space.aspx ) to find out what it is and what it isn't and then make an informed decision before installing the CTP.

I given lots of caution and caveats today but for those of you that participate in the CTP – I think you are going to be very pleased by what you see. Then again – if you aren't – you can tell us and there is a good chance that we'll be able to do something about it before we ship!

Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]
Windows Management Partner Architect
Visit the Windows PowerShell Team blog at: http://blogs.msdn.com/PowerShell
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  • Next week we'll be releasing a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Windows PowerShell V2.0. This

  • http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/archive/2007/11/02/ctp-watch-this-space.aspx

  • http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/archive/2007/11/02/ctp-watch-this-space.aspx

  • Uh, so what's new in the CTP?

    Are you just going tease us with 4 blogs posts but no info about new features, huh? :-P

  • > Are you just going tease us with 4 blogs posts but no info about new features, huh? :-P

    Yup!

    The honor of telling you what is in the CTP release goes to Kenneth Hansen who has been doing a great job leading the V2 effort.

    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

  • very responsible use of a blog Jeff.

    Top marks, once again!

  • Jeffery, what is the impact this release will have  on the IDE space?  Will vendors like Primal, Analyzer & ASE (iTripoli) need to rework their IDEs to accommodate this V2 version?

    I ask, as it sounds like a replace not an upgrade.

    Simcerely

    L Bell

    Chicago, IL

  • The Windows PowerShell Team is pleased to release the first Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Windows

  • >Jeffery, what is the impact this release will have  on the IDE space?  Will vendors like Primal, Analyzer & ASE (iTripoli) need to rework their IDEs to accommodate this V2 version?

    The existing IDEs should continue to work with no changes.  That said, they will not know about V2 keywords so their syntax highlighting may have issues when you use V2 keywords (e.g. DATA)  

    They IDE vendors have the opportunity to use our New TOKENIZER APIs which will ensure that they get the parsing exactly correct and always correct.  This is why we added that feature.

    jps

  • I'm writing this post from version 12.0.1366.1026 of Windows Live Writer - updated as part of Windows

  • So, I'm one of those people that made a mad rush to the download the latest CTP of PowerShell v2 when

  • So, I'm one of those people that made a mad rush to the download the latest CTP of PowerShell v2

  • Som jag skrev i mitt tidigare inlägg om PowerShell 2.0 (CTP) så går det alltså att ladda hem denna förhandstitt

  • Using PowerLocker and the PowerShell v2 CTP to encrypt scripts, and output true .NET objects. ...

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