Now that PowerShell v2 is officially released for all platforms: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008 (and obviously Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2) – HURRAY!!! – let me quickly summarize how you can start immediately getting benefits from the new functionality once you upgrade PowerShell to 2.0 on the machine on which you use PowerGUI:
- Background jobs, modules, advanced functions, and function help – all of these work great in PowerGUI Script Editor – our free PowerShell IDE – which in fact also has code-snippets helping you jump-start using this functionality.
- Native support for modules including script-based modules – you can create your own script library (module) and it will start appearing in PowerGUI as first class citizen with intellisense, tooltips, F1 help, and even step-in debugging.
- Background jobs can make your PowerPacks in Admin Console provide a much better user experience.
So what are you waiting for? Download PowerShell 2.0 now! 🙂