Microsoft Unleashes Power Shell

Originally known by the code-name Monad, PowerShell was initially slated to replace the command line in Windows with an object-oriented shell that rivals shells found on Unix systems. However, Microsoft scaled back its plans, saying it would take a a few years to fully flesh out the technology.For the moment, PowerShell will primarily appeal to IT managers running Windows software such as Exchange 2007. Using the new shell, administrators will be able to do everything from the command line that can be done from the graphical interface.”Think of it as an integrated version of the Windows Command Prompt (cmd.exe) and VBScript that is easy to use and will allow you to automate and control system administration tasks,” said PowerShell developer Alex Heaton.

BetaNews | Windows PowerShell 1.0 Released

Sounds like it may be too little, too late.  Most Windows sys admins (and I user that term loosely) I know are very much point and click folks.  The notion of using a CLI to interact with a computer is utterly foreign to them.  I think this will be of most interest to hacker types and Unix/Linux admins who find themselves stuck with administering some Windows boxes.

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