I am reading a great book for IT Pros who want to learn PowerShell: Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches. Why do I have PowerShell on the brain right now?
Don puts it this way: “…your choice is, Learn PowerShell, or would you like fries with that?”
The book is excellent for IT Pros. Best of all, you can use the CTP version of PowerShell 3.0 on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 to practice and get ahead of the competition.
Download the PowerShell 3.0 CTP for free-as-in-beer here: Windows Management Framework 3.0 - Community Technology Preview (CTP) #1
“Some of the new features in Windows PowerShell 3.0 include:
IT Pros have longed asked for a way to understand “what changed in this information that you just updated”? A change log. The diffs.
On the TechNet Wiki you can see this by using the History tab.
Example, we just updated the Hyper-V: Update List for Windows Server 2008 R2. It us around 2k words, in a FIFO list! Kindofapaintoscan.
This link gives you the view when you select two most recent versions in the History tab, and then click Compare Versions (new stuff in GREEN):
Now, this list is in FIFO order, so you can intuit that the new stuff is at the end, but that isn’t always the case in every doc, right?
This wiki feature can be used on any article on the TechNet Wiki. You can easily see the diffs between the “first posted” or “authoritative” version and the most recent edit.