PowerShell Highlights of 2010

What were your key events of last year? Here’s my list:

PowerGUI Highlights

  • Reached 1,000,000 downloads (frankly, I still cannot fully comprehend that),
  • Released MobileShell – PowerShell server which gives you PowerShell command line (and scripts) to manage your IT in any computer browser or even mobile device: iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone…
  • Script Editor is now extensible and has a rich set of add-ons adding almost any feature you could think of.

PowerShell for developers

PowerShell Projects

PowerShell Training



New cmdlets

A lot of companies and Microsoft product teams released cmdlets, modules, PowerPacks, etc.:


Oh, and NASA started to use PowerShell to control their space craft. Almost. OK, not really… This was an April 1 joke. But wouldn’t it be cool if they did?

I know that the list seems a bit biased including a lot of PowerShell projects in which I was involved one way or another. This is not by intent and is a simple consequence of how memory works. 🙂 This has been an amazing PowerShell year! Please add your PowerShell events of the year in the comments below!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a great New Year to all of you!


4 Responses to “PowerShell Highlights of 2010”

  1. 1 Ravikanth@Ravichaganti.com December 24, 2010 at 10:28 am


    Dell released the PowerShell cmdlets to manage EqualLogic storage, there is a PowerShell group on Facebook too, I released my remoting ebook ;-p, and I became a PowerShell MVP 😉

    • 2 Dmitry Sotnikov December 24, 2010 at 5:17 pm


      Thanks! Yes, this was a great year for the PowerShell MVP community I was just worried that if I start naming new PowerShell MVPs of 2010 I will miss a few – which would be bad. Let me try though:

      NEW POWERSHELL MVPs of 2010:

      Aleksandar Nikolic
      Jonathan Medd
      Sean Kearney
      Martin Zugec
      Ravikanth Chaganti
      Krishna R
      Niklas Goude
      Efran Cobisi

      I hope I did not miss anyone!

  2. 3 Oisin Grehan December 24, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    I thought my scripted powershell provider stuff was pretty cool, cough. 😉


    • 4 Dmitry Sotnikov December 24, 2010 at 4:49 pm


      PowerShell Script Provider is indeed supercool and elegant! It’s a shame indeed that I missed it when compiling the list. Thanks for fixing this and posting the link!


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