Along with the Beta 2 bits for VMM on the www.connect.microsoft.com site today, you will find some new content about how VMM uses Windows PowerShell.  The Introducing Windows PowerShell for Virtual Machine Manager (requires Windows LiveID log on) paper in the downloads section includes:

Conceptual introduction to the Virtual Machine Manager command shell. The section "About Windows PowerShell for Virtual Machine Manager" provides an overview of the relationship between Virtual Machine Manager, Windows PowerShell, and Microsoft .NET Framework.

·      Hands-on introduction to the Virtual Machine Manager command line. The section "Getting Started at the Command Line in Virtual Machine Manager" provides a quick tutorial about how begin using Windows PowerShell in your Virtual Machine Manager environment.

·      A "first look" at Virtual Machine Manager scripting. The section "Getting a First Look at Scripting in Virtual Machine Manager" provides a brief glance at how you can use Windows PowerShell scripting to help manage your Virtual Machine Manager environment.

·      Expected command shell changes. The section "Expected Changes in the Virtual Machine Manager Command Shell" lists object, cmdlet, and parameter names that occur in the current release of Virtual Machine Manager that are expected to change in the next release.