Summary: Announcing the Windows PowerShell Script Explorer RC milestone. Download it today!

Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I have a major announcement to make:

Microsoft Script Explorer for Windows PowerShell is now officially a release candidate (RC). This release represents a significant step toward realizing our vision for a next-generation information experience that unites product, community, and guidance. This release would not have been possible without the great support across the Microsoft Server and Tools Business group and with our partner teams. This is a full release from Windows. Thank you! 

With this release, customers can:

  • Find Windows PowerShell scripts, snippets, and modules in the following locations:
    • Online repositories such as TechNet Script Center, PoshCode.org, and Bing.
    • Local and network file systems.
  • Browse community resources, such as TechNet Wiki.
  • Browse “How-to” guidance about Windows PowerShell from online resources such as TechNet and MSDN.
  • Save scripts, snippets, and module with metadata.
  • Integrate with Windows PowerShell ISE as an Add-on.
  • Install Window PowerShell as a Windows feature and get future fixes through Windows Update.

Microsoft Script Explorer is tested with Windows Server 2012 RTM, Windows 8 RTM, Windows Server 2008 with SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1, Windows 7 with SP1, Windows Vista with SP2, Windows PowerShell 2.0, and Windows PowerShell 3.0.

Download: Microsoft Script Explorer for Windows PowerShell RC

Feedback: Please provide feedback on the Script Center Forums site.

I invite you to follow me on Twitter and Facebook. If you have any questions, send email to me at scripter@microsoft.com, or post your questions on the Official Scripting Guys Forum. See you tomorrow when we will have a guest blog written by the Scripting Wife. Until then, peace.

Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy