PowerGUI Pro vs PowerGUI

Here’s a quick summary of the differences between the free and commercial versions of PowerGUI:

PowerGUI 2.0 PowerGUI Pro 2.0
Administrative Console Fully functional Identical to freeware
Script Editor and Debugger Fully functional except version control Same as PowerGUI plus support for version control systems
MobileShell Not included Present: Remote PowerShell access from browser and mobile devices
Support Forums Full commercial support from Quest Software
Availability Available Currently in beta

So basically, the freeware version is not going away. Moreover, we keep investing in freeware (as we are now starting to work on PowerGUI 2.1 a big chuck of our investment is going into both versions). What we are doing, is trying to evaluate for new features whether they make more sense in individual administrator/enthusiast scenarios, or more in enterprise setting. This is why MobileShell, version control, and technical support went into the commercial version, and the rest stayed in the free one.

I hope this makes sense. You can hear Darin and I discuss this more in the PowerScripting Podcast published recently.

We are very excited about both versions of the product and their roadmap for 2010!

11 Responses to “PowerGUI Pro vs PowerGUI”

  1. 1 Rick Sheikh February 12, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Hey Dmitry,

    I enjoy the auto-update feature of PowerGUI, has a similar cmdlet been considered for the Shell ? as in Update-QADcmdlets ?

    It would be neat 🙂


  2. 3 Rick Sheikh February 12, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Thanks and yes I just did.

  3. 5 Pakistan News February 26, 2010 at 5:50 am

    PowerGUI an excellent, I really enjoyed it.

    • 6 Dmitry Sotnikov February 26, 2010 at 11:40 am

      I hope you keep using it in the future and we keep delivering the functionality you need. Should you have any feedback or feature-requests – please post them to our forums at http://powergui.org – we are listening! 🙂


  4. 7 Scott March 10, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Could you provide any details of how you get Versioning with TortoiseSVNCC working with PowerGuiPro. I have been trying for a few days and have had no luck.

    • 8 Dmitry Sotnikov March 15, 2010 at 3:17 pm


      I believe that the readme and user’s guide which ship with the document provide the information but yes, we could have missed something.

      If you are stuck even after looking through the documentation, do you mind posting the details on the exact client which you are using and your experience to the forums at http://powergui.org – the dev team is there and willing to help.


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