PowerGUI surpasses 500K downloads

The most popular free PowerShell tool (or a set of two tools: PowerShell Script Editor/Debugger and Graphical Administrative Console) got downloaded more than half a million times. Wow…

You can actually track the download counter yourself when you go to PowerGUI downloads page:


Now, 500,000 downloads is not equal to 500,000 users. Someone could have tried it and may not be using it today (although I would recommend that you give it another try – we are getting better with each new release!) and this is total downloads number of all releases starting the first beta we made available in early 2007. So if you have been with us all these years we have probably counted you quite a few times here! 😉

But even with this disclaimer, 500,000 is a huge number! Thanks to everyone using the tool, participating in our online PowerShell community, submitting your PowerPacks to the add-on library, and just helping others on the discussion forum! It is a big day for all of us!


5 Responses to “PowerGUI surpasses 500K downloads”

  1. 1 Jeffrey Snover October 15, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    That is an awesome number. It will be interesting to plot the slope as W7 is released and PowerShell is available by default on all those boxes. You are certainly well positioned for all those people.

    Congrats again on the new release. The speed improvements where quite noticeable.


  2. 2 Dmitry Sotnikov October 15, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Thanks Jeffrey! Yes, next year will hopefully be the year of PowerShell going mainstream – will be a lot of fun for the whole ecosystem!

  3. 3 Brian Butler October 15, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Holy Smokes Batman! That’s a very impressive number. Congrats again. And keep up the good work.


  4. 4 Dmitry Sotnikov October 15, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Thanks Brian! And yes, even with all the double-counting our update process imposes still shows that we’ve come a long way!

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