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Windows "Windows Server 2012 probably won't have the adoption lag in the enterprise that Windows 8 is bound to face. That's because, aside from the Metro GUI, Server 2012's biggest changes are in substance rather than style, building upon what the company delivered with Windows Server 2008 Release 2 three years ago. In particular, Server 2012 takes two management features Server 2008 R2 admins will be familiar with - Server Manager and PowerShell - and expands on them considerably."
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RE: PowerShell
by n4cer on Fri 7th Sep 2012 01:00 UTC in reply to "PowerShell"
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Actually, I'm not a fan of PowerShell. It's freaking slow.


In startup time, runtime performance, or your workflow (i.e., using the language)?

The startup time for PowerShell 3.0, at least on Windows 8/Server 2012 (haven't tried it down-level, but it should be similar) is near instant (on par with opening Command Prompt).

Runtime performance should be faster over prior versions as well, in part, due to the new, DLR-based engine, .NET 4.5 optimizations, and general optimizations to PowerShell itself.

The language has gained a few shortcuts and simplifications for some scenarios, but their value it's largely subjective if the language is what you're criticizing.
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2012/06/14/new-v3-langua...

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh857339

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