We kind of kept sticking to the fashion of perpetual betas for quite some time now (since the first 1.0 beta released late March through the RC 1.0.5 this fall) and we feel that the product is now feature rich and stable enough for us to drop the beta label.
In the coming weeks I’ll blog more about the cmdlets features and the changes compared to the RC build but for now, here’s a quick list:
User account management:
Plus a few common ones:
Move, Rename, Remove obviously also apply:
Managing computer accounts:
OUs and other objects:
Fine-Grained Password Policies:
Selecting DC/domain/ADAM instance/ARS proxy or supplying alternate credentials:
Auxiliary cmdlets to make life easier:
It is more or less the same list we had in RC (with one new cmdlet and a few improvements and bugfixes in the others – and finally full PowerShell v2 compatibility ;)), but the EULA change alone (not a beta any more!) is probably worth making the upgrade all by itself!
And did I say that despite the RTM status AD cmdlets still remain free? Any reason for not going to the site right away and getting them? 😉