A lot has happened since I last had the opportunity to post.
- PowerShell v2 is now out and available for XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server 2008, and installed and on by default for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2
- SharePoint 2010 has an insane number (492)
- There is an open source cmdlet and help designer
- Try PowerShell is a great way to explore
- The PowershellPack provides some great modules that get you jump started with V2.
- Azure has cmdlets for management
- There is introductory PowerShell material in the Server 2008 R2 Developer Training Kit
- There are some PowerShell for Developers training videos on Channel 9
- James Kovacs released psake V2.00
- PsTFS has hit V1 – which is great for me now..
- I’m sure I’ve missed a ton of other cool PowerShell stuff that is happening too..
And that leads me to what I’m doing now.
In August, I left my job as a IT Specialist for a municipal police department and took a job heading up research and development for ProPhoenix, which is a software development company that make software for public safety agencies (police, fire, corrections, municipal courts).
I now live in a more software development focused world and will get to spend more time focusing on using PowerShell to automate my current activities, explore new frameworks, and to build a management API for our applications. I can’t wait to make PowerShell a requirement for our server products installation so I can get our support staff to start leveraging the capabilities PowerShell brings to the table.