I look forward to meeting everyone at the Central Ohio PowerShell Users Group monthly meeting on May 30th!  There's some exciting improvements in Windows PowerShell 3.0 and the PowerShell Script Explorer, both available for free download in a pre-release form and expected to ship with Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8

The group also plans to recap the 2012 Scripting games.  If you plan on joining us, register here (our gracious host Improving Enterprises is supplying pizza and beverages).

Some of the new features in Windows PowerShell 3.0 include:

  • Workflows
    Workflows that run long-running activities (in sequence or in parallel) to perform complex, larger management tasks, such as multi-machine application provisioning. Using the Windows Workflow Foundation at the command
    line, Windows PowerShell workflows are repeatable, parallelizable, interruptible, and recoverable.
  • Robust Sessions
    Robust sessions that automatically recover from network failures and interruptions and allow you to disconnect from the session, shutdown the computer, and reconnect from a different computer without interrupting the task.
  • Scheduled Jobs
    Scheduled jobs that run regularly or in response to an event.
  • Delegated Administration
    Commands that can be executed with a delegated set of credentials so users with limited permissions can run critical jobs
  • Simplified Language Syntax
    Simplified language syntax that make commands and scripts look a lot less like code and a lot more like natural language.
  • Cmdlet Discovery
    Improved cmdlet discovery and automatic module loading that make it easier to find and run any of the cmdlets installed on your computer.
  • Show-Command
    Show-Command, a cmdlet and ISE Add-On that helps users find the right cmdlet, view its parameters in a dialog box, and run it.

 Hope to see you all there!