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Hanselminutes Podcast 190: The State of Powershell with Lee Holmes and Jason Shirk

December 10, 2009 Comment on this post [1] Posted in Podcast | PowerShell
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powershell My one-hundred-and-ninetieth podcast is up. Scott's in Redmond this week and he sits down with Lee Holmes and Jason Shirk from the Powershell team. What's the state of Powershell now that it's built into Windows. What does 2.0 buy me and what features could I exploit more effectively?

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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December 10, 2009 8:08
I love the idea of PowerShell - but the syntax is a constant problem to me. As a C# programmer, I keep finding PowerShell a foreign world - struggling to do the most basic things, and often having to reach for a book in frustration just for simple tasks. I wish the syntax felt more natural to someone coming from C# ...

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