Michael Fisher has just started using PowerShell and is blogging his impressions. You can see them at http://fastdad.wordpress.com/2007/01/05/windows-powershell-10/ . 10,000 thanks Michael!
I can’t tell you how valuable we find it when people do this!
We fully expect that you are going to have to invest a few hours to understand the key PowerShell concepts before you “get it” but if you can tell us about your initial experience/impressions, it helps us tweak things for the people that come after you. We can add some Help, tweak our documentation, add additional Aliases/Functions etc.
If you wait a few weeks or even a few days, you’ll have developed coping mechanisms and won’t remember the early difficulties you had so please blog them while they are still in your head.
In Michael’s blog, he mentioned that he didn’t find the help intuitive. That is good to know, it tells me that I have an issue but there isn’t enough information to help me address the issue. When you come across something that isn’t working for you, if you could be specific about what the problem was – that is very helpful. e.g. What did you type? What did you get vs what did you expect to get? Alternatively, it is awesome when people tell us what an optimal experience for them would be. “I’d like to be able to just type xxx and get yyy.” That stuff is pure gold.
Nothing jazzes up the team more than really understanding how to make PowerShell provide you the best experience possible. Speak up – we are listening.
Thanks again Michael!
Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]
Windows PowerShell/MMC Architect
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