Just before the release of Windows 7, the Windows 7 Resource Kit PowerShell Pack was released. Today, it hit 10,000 downloads.
It contains 10 useful modules that help you do more with Windows PowerShell. It has modules that can help every IT admin ( like the TaskScheduler module), and modules that can help any .NET developer (like PSCodeGen). There’s also a nifty module, IsePack, which provides a set of tools for working with the Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment. It also contains WPK, a module that allows you to script rich WPF UIs with PowerShell.
If you haven’t taken the time to check it out yet, you should. It can help any scripter get up to speed with the possibilities of PowerShell V2. You can check out the PowerShellPack on MSDN Code Gallery: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/PowerShellPack
If you’re interested in scripting UI in PowerShell, these three Channel9 videos should help get you started:
- Writing User Interfaces with WPK
- A Brief Introduction to using WPF containers in WPK
- Multitouch Fingerpaint in 30 lines of PowerShell Script
If you want to try using the Task Scheduler module, you can check out this blog post:
Go ahead and check out the PowerShellPack. It’s a great way to see all that PowerShell V2 is capable of.
Hope this helps,
James Brundage [MSFT]