One great usability improvement in PowerGUI 1.9 admin console is the new Messages window which shows all information, warning and error messages from the scripts/cmdlets executes in PowerGUI.
For example, if I add a script node with this code:
Write-Host "Starting a sample script which will produce an error" Write-Warning "Seriously, why not we look for qw:\1234\567?" Write-Error "Oh-oh, here it goes" Get-ChildItem qw:\1234\567 throw "Throw works as well ;)"
I will get the Messages pane show up below the grid (or any other location – all panes are now dockable!) and let you see all the messages:
The error ones even have shortcuts to the exact place in code where the error happened!
I can’t imagine going back to troubleshooting my PowerPacks without this. 🙂