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Yesterday was the official launch of Window Server 2008, the first version of Windows to include PowerShell! Is that a good day or what? How could the day get any better? Well, the people at Quest Software answered that question by officially releasing PowerGUI!
PowerGUI ROCKS! If you haven't used it yet, you should download it (it's free) and kick the tires. Dmitry Sotnikov and the guys at Quest really got where we were going with PowerShell and PowerGUI does a great job exploiting PowerShell's capabilities. This was no small feat. When I first started telling people about Object Pipelines, ObjectFlow engines, and Know-Nothing Utilities - people looked at me like I had a rat's tail hanging out of my mouth. (10,000 thanks to Paul Madden [my boss at Apollo Computers] for introducing me to that wonderful phrase. The visual imagery of that one is precious!). But Dmitry and Quest Software got it and produced PowerGUI.
You can read more about PowerGUI by checking out Dmitry's excellent blog HERE.
Dmitry: CONGRATULATIONS to you and your team from the entire PowerShell team! We cannot wait to see what you'll be able to with the stuff we are delivering in the next release (put your seat belts on for that one!).
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I'm stoked - It seems like the people at MS forgot that we left DOS about 20 years ago in favor of a GUI interface. Hmm - we didn't have time to complete the GUI for Exchange 2007 so we'll tell you we have a new FEATURE called powershell (AKA DOS). In the exchange blogs the programmers for Exchange admitted they didn't have time to complet the GUI but most of the console/EMS features would be enabled again with SP1 - guess what Exchange 2007 SP1 is out - hmm - did they run out of time again a year later?
THank goodness someone is fixing MS's products although it must be kind of embarassing that MS can't fix their own products.
Yes, there are plenty of plans for PowerGUI in the future, and PowerShell v2 is going to help us all get the technology to the whole new level. It is amazing how something that seems to be just "a command line" is going to revolutionize IT manageability.
Next couple of years seat belts are going to be absolutely mandatory!
Thanks for the update. One question, When I go to that site and try to download PowerGUI, it tries to take me to atdmt.com which is an advertising site that is known to have lots os spyware (just google it). Is there anyway to get to that site without going there?
Wow, if you think you should only admin stuff with a GUI then you must not be very well educated. Why do you think linux is so powerful? You can do so much more on the command line than you can do in a GUI, but you do actually have to think. Powershell is a long ways from 'DOS' just as much as much as any shell like bash in linux. AKA powershell is a great thing, the more command line based the better. Keep in mind, those GUI programs would be worthless without the commands there to be run under the hood.
So command line stuff is way more important than the GUI based counter parts.
I haven't had as much time as I would have liked to keep tabs on PowerShell , or start converting all
We have to use atdmt.com because this is a part of the Microsoft online advertisement pilot in which we are involved. Microsoft is using this site to track how effective their ads are.
Besides, the atdmt link, http://powergui.org/downloads.jspa has a secondary direct link (marked as Mirror) which you can use to download the product.
Thus, you do not have to use atdmt - just use the second (mirror) link on the page and you will get to the setup directly.