PowerShell on Linux and Open Source!

Since its inception in 2002 PowerShell has been deeply influenced and improved by the passion and needs of our community. As an example, 80 contributors filed bugs and issues on the “alpha” release. Since that time we, together, have built a strong PowerShell community that supports each other, provides Summits and Conferences and gives great feedback… Read more

Windows PowerShell is now “PowerShell”: An Open Source Project with Linux support – How did we do it?

Hello everyone, My name is Angel Calvo, I am Microsoft’s Group Software Engineering Manager for PowerShell and Desired State Configuration (DSC). I’d like to take this opportunity to proudly represent the engineering team behind this project, and share a few thoughts about yesterday’s historic announcement for PowerShell and our Community I am so excited about… Read more

Understanding the PowerShell UserVoice

The PowerShell Team been using UserVoice to take in requests, feedback and bug reports for a few months now.  It’s been really great seeing feedback come in directly from the PowerShell community. I wanted to give some details around how your feedback gets used and what happens to something after it gets posted to UserVoice…. Read more

Community Feedback and Microsoft Connect

Community feedback is an integral part of any software development cycle. That’s why we continue to release new preview versions of Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0: so that we can hear about and fix real-world problems before they ship with the next version of Windows. Historically, our guidance for filing bugs and feature requests, for both… Read more

Chef with PowerShell DSC Now Public!

Many of you have seen the demos done by our friends at Chef, which show how they planned to leverage PowerShell DSC. Those plans are now public as of the publishing of the PowerShell DSC Cookbook for Chef announced in the recent blog post by Adam Edwards. Check it out here:  http://www.getchef.com/blog/2014/07/24/getting-ready-for-chef-powershell-dsc/ The Chef team… Read more

PowerShell Summit North America

We are delighted to draw attention to this year’s PowerShell Summit – an excellent community run PowerShell event. As described by PowerShell.Org: Come meet the Windows PowerShell team, PowerShell MVPs, independent experts, and your peers and colleagues in the PowerShell universe! The PowerShell Summit is a one-of-a-kind annual event, and this year it’s April 27-29… Read more

When Windows PowerShell Met Workflow

Meet the new kid on the block! Windows PowerShell Workflow (PSWF) is the latest addition to the Windows PowerShell family. First, let’s establish the context for the decision to integrate workflows into Windows PowerShell. It starts with cloud computing and Windows-based datacenters. Cloud computing provides a set of highly available, scalable computing services that leverage… Read more

8 Abstracts for the PowerShell Deep Dive in Frankfurt

  We’re super excited about the upcoming PowerShell Deep Dive in Frankfurt on October 17 & 18. The agenda is starting to shape up nicely, so I wanted to share a number of abstracts submitted by members of the PowerShell Community that we’ve already accepted. You can also find this info on The Experts Conference… Read more

Scaling and Queuing PowerShell Background Jobs

A couple of months ago I had asked the PowerShell MVPs for suggestions on blog topics. Karl Prosser, one of our awesome MVPs, brought up the topic of scaling and queuing background jobs. The scenario is familiar: You have a file containing a bunch of input that you want to process and you don’t want… Read more