Linked by Adam S on Tue 8th Jul 2008 12:47 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y In 2006, Microsoft released Windows Powershell, a new command line shell that, via cmdlets, scripts, and executables, allow core system administration tasks to be scripted. While this functionality has been available on Unix-type systems for decades, Microsoft's version will almost certainly, within a few years, be available on several hundred million PCs. So how does the Powershell stack up against Linux favorite bash? MSDN links to this Bash vs Powershell article.
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by Nex6 on Tue 8th Jul 2008 14:43 UTC
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Powershell, is long needed on windows. once you really start playing with it to do production stuff you start to see the power of it. though just like the artical said, *nix has had most of this stuff already, whats new is two things:

* powershell can pipe/pass objects and text streams
* powershell has a security policy for script exceution, eg; you have have it setup so, only certs from your company will run.

all future, MS admin tools will be built with powershell so going forward, more and more stuff will be scriptable.

exchange 2k7, powershell use is required.


Edited 2008-07-08 14:46 UTC

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