Welcome to Windows PowerShell (Monad)

In his keynot address at MMS 2006, Bob Muglia, Senior Vice President, announced the product name for Monad.  Monad will be called Windows PowerShell.  We are also announcing the public availability of our RC1 drop in the download center.

You can get the latest drop by clicking on the links below

    X86 PowerShell latest build: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=64772&clcid=0x409 

    X64 PowerShell latest build: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=64773&clcid=0x409  

   PowerShell documentation: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=64774&clcid=0x409 .


We are launching a new team blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell


The following are key messages delivered in Bob's keynot address

·         PowerShell is both a command line shell and a scripting language for system administration.

·         Microsoft is announcing Windows PowerShell as the new name for Windows code-named “Monad” Shell  (also known as Microsoft “Command Shell” or “MSH”).

·         Microsoft is announcing Windows PowerShell in Q4 of 2006. PowerShell will be available as a web download via Microsoft.com/downloadcenter.

·         Microsoft is announcing the release of RC1 of Windows PowerShell

·         Exchange 2007 and System Center Operations Manager 2007 (Microsoft Operations Manager “V3”) will be built upon Windows PowerShell

·         Exchange 2007 demonstrates the next generation Windows administration experience by integrating Windows PowerShell and a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) graphical user interface.


 This is a key milestone for Windows PowerShell.  We look forward to hearing feedback from you.




Comments (5)
  1. Halo_Four says:

    Please, please, please reconsider the name of this utility.  Almost anything would be better than "PowerShell."  "Monad" was better than "PowerShell."  What was wrong with "Microsoft Shell"?  MSH had a nice, concise and official name to it.

    I assume that the "PowerShell" name derives from the suite of "PowerToys."  However, this shell is not kin to such utilities as a slideshow maker.  MSH, as I will prefer to call it, is a serious utility which deserves first class recognition as a product and a serious name.

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