|PowerShell 3 preview|
|Written by Ian Elliot|
|Monday, 26 September 2011|
PowerShell 3 - Microsoft's way of making the .NET framework available as a scripting language - is now out as a Community Technology Preview.
The two most important developments are the ability to use Windows Workflow Foundation from the command line and the introduction of robust sessions that automatically recover. You can also expose a set of cmdlets as RESTful web services via OData. This makes it possible to use PowerShell cmdlets from remote Windows and non-Windows systems.
According to the PowerShell blog, new features include:
The PowerShell is part of the wider Windows Management Framework. This includes an update to WMI and WinRM. Writing a WMI provider is no longer tied to COM.
This is a fairly major update and the ability to use Windows Workflow and create web services makes PowerShell even more useful.
What of the future of PowerShell?
PowerShell in Practice (book review)
Microsoft Windows Powershell Step by Step (book review)
Windows PowerShell Cookbook: The Definitive Guide (book review)
|Last Updated ( Monday, 26 September 2011 )|