Three words describing my New Year’s resolution.
PowerShell Version 2.0 was released with Windows 7 in 2009. Jeffrey Snover, creator of PowerShell, is now lead architect of Windows Server. He believes it’s because Microsoft sees and believes in what PowerShell brings to the table. A Windows 8 beta may surface later this year.
The PowerShell community is thriving. Projects on CodePlex, tweets on Twitter and posts on blogs are up.
NuGet, a free, Microsoft backed, open source package management system for the .NET platform popped on to the scene sporting a PowerShell console inside Visual Studio. Already over 300 packages are in the repository and the version 2 roadmap is underway.
PowerShell is an automation platform that enables productive programming, deeper enterprise integration, shorter delivery cycles and software development/deployment cost savings.
Here’s to 2011.