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May 18, 2008

PowerShell 2.0 CTP2

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The newest version of PowerShell came out a couple of weeks ago. You can get it here.

The command name tab completion now works (it didn't in CTP1) in the Graphical Windows PowerShell...which is the main reason I stayed away from CTP1.

There is a really cool new feature in CTP2's... Out-GridView.

Out-GridView takes console table data and displays it in a GUI that has these features:

  • Search (lines that don't match are removed as you type)
  • Sort by columns
  • Group by columns
  • Filtering

Here's what it looks like when I asked for a list of running services by typing "get-service | out-gridview"...


I like that *way* better than the traditional/non-interactive console output that looks like this...


Filtering is very helpful for getting to the data you want. Here it is in action:


I'm *really* excited about Graphical Windows PowerShell.

With this release, I'm going to start using it as my standard shell on my home PC and once the final version comes out, I'll probably start using it at work. This is software that will make you more efficient the better you know how to use it. Start learning it now!

Highly recommended!

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You should also have a link Scripting with Windows PowerShell 2.0 CTP


...wait...you just did :)

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