It was only a matter of time, right?
Due to my recent infatuation passionate love affair with PowerShell (whose download has been up and down on MSDN today...not sure why) I realized that I was missing something - the same behavior that I'd gotten hooked on with Visual Studio's Command Prompt/Batch File and "Visual Studio 2003/5 Command Prompt Here.
I really think it's intuitive to right-click on a folder and say "Command Prompt Here" so here's "PowerShell Prompt Here."
Download the INF, right click and select "Install." It appears in Add/Remove programs but for some reason doesn't completely uninstall. If you want to uninstall completely, search the registry for "PowerShellHere" (oneword) and delete the two trees you find.
Enjoy. Note, if you've installed your PowerShell to another folder other than the default, you'll need to edit the file manually with your path.
Disclaimer, Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV), Good Luck, Don't Player Hate, Integrate. If you've got improvements to the INF, post them in the comments and I'll update the file.
File Attachment: powershellhere.inf (1 KB)
Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. I am a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed herein are my own personal opinions and do not represent my employer's view in any way.