Yesterday we posted to our downloads page the latest version of PowerGUI. Here’s my quick attempt to summarize the new features added in that release. I will obviously just highlight the ones I like the most. 😉
The key improvements I love in PowerGUI Script Editor and debugger are:
- Faster start time – 1.8 takes just a couple of seconds on my desktop – and
- Automated intellisense and help update whenever you upgrade PowerShell or any of the snapins to a later version – you can count of these being always up to date.
The PowerGUI admin console had far more changes. We more or less revamped the whole PowerPack infrastructure (PowerPacks are the admin add-ons you can find and share in our library):
- Added one centralized place for PowerPack management (File / Manage PowerPacks),
- PowerPacks themselves got profiles – scripts shared within a pack and executed before the pack is used,
- PowerGUI now remembers all elements associated with a pack and maintains the selection for re-exports,
- Links and actions got a lot more fine-tuning via Display Configuration button in Properties.
Later this week we will look into all of these features in detail.