Archive for June 22nd, 2007

PowerGUI Roadmap Updated

I’ve updated the PowerGUI roadmap and version history page at

Based on the feature poll and discussions in the community we will provide a few pretty significant improvements in our next release (1.0.8 in a week or two from now) in the following areas:

  • Stability and performance:
    • More stable in various PowerShell environments even with corrupt PowerShell installations or third-party snapins. For example, with 1.0.8 there won’t be any need to comment out community extensions start-up commands from the profile, etc.
    • Slightly faster start-up time and less memory consumption.
    • No restart required when linking to PowerShell snapins (libraries).
  • More control of PowerGUI UI from script nodes, actions, and links
    • PowerPack creators will be able to dynamically create tree nodes (e.g. to give OU or public folder hierarchy) and change the labels in the path control above the object grid.
    • Better system requirements enforcement for PowerPacks.
  • “Smarter” parameter dialog boxes
    • we used to have text edit boxes for all types of parameters now we try to be better than that and provide drop-down boxes for enumerations and booleans, date picker for dates, etc.

I know we’ve been asked for more advanced features as well such as a better built-in script editor and we are working on that but this will take slightly longer than a couple of weeks. Stay tuned!

Is there something else that we are missing? Please comment here or in the discussion forum at

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