Windows PowerShell RC2 Now Available, if you have not installed PowerShell go a head and install in on your servers ( windows 2003) as well as your XP desktop systems.
Power Shell is and going be necessary skill for every windows admin.
Today Microsoft announced the availability of Microsoft Windows PowerShell RC2, the command line shell and scripting language that helps IT Professionals achieve greater productivity and control of system administration. Using a new admin-focused scripting language and consistent syntax and utilities, Windows PowerShell accelerates automation. Windows Power Shell is easy to adopt, learn, and use, because it works with existing IT infrastructure and scripting tools.
This Release Candidate 2 of Windows Powers hell addresses numerous customer requests based on their evaluation of Beta3 and RC1 including: Direct ADSI support to allow IT Pros to more easily administer Active Directory Improved support for Windows Management Instrumentation through ability to change WMI properties via methods Additional logical operators (XOR and binary XOR) that make it easier to write sophisticated scripts Improved help content and help functionality including new views that make it easier to find the right information.
Windows PowerShell will be leveraged by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and System Center Operations Manager 2007.
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