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Microsoft Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Look by Adam Driscoll

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Chapter 3. Improved Administration

PowerShell has always been about administration. From the different provider systems to the numerous modules, the system is a Windows administrator's dream. Even the first version was miles ahead of VB script. The rate of community acceptance alone is starting to prove that PowerShell is the de facto standard for administrators. The two previous versions simplified and exposed many integration points for administrators to easily automate their environments. With the power of .NET hiding behind it, PowerShell allows an everyday administrator to develop their own solutions without having to involve a developer.

With the third version of PowerShell, Microsoft weighed some of the feedback it received from the community ...

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