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PowerShell 3.0 Muscles Its Way to Market

While the general PC market gets all worked up over Windows 8 and new Windows Phone devices, real IT pros probably care more about PowerShell 3.0, a tool most consumers have never heard of (and wouldn't even know what to do with it if they did).

PowerShell 3.0 is not just the last version of the scripting tool. It also works with the latest client and server OSes: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?).

PowerShell is all about commands -- or commandlets (cmdlets). And now there are over 2,400 cmdelts available.

Microsoft also says PowerShell 3.0 is essentially ready to support Windows Server 2012, which just shipped, and Windows 8, which is getting close, real close.

Posted by Doug Barney on 09/10/2012 at 1:19 PM


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