The new Creators Update for Windows 10 will pack in a bunch of new features. As has been evident for a while, PowerShell has been replacing CMD for some time. But for those who still prefer the Command Prompt, MSPowerUser reports there will still be a way to modify the File Explorer's context menu so you can open a Command Promt rather than PowerShell for a folder.
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As we reported last month, the open-sourcing of Microsoft's PowerShell appeared a done deal. Now, a month later, the company has made the whole thing official, publishing the source to GitHub, along with Linux and OS X flavoured binaries.
Microsoft looks like it'll continue to feed its addiction to open-sourcing its technology (both internal and acquired), with new information suggesting the company's PowerShell framework is next in line.
Microsoft's Windows PowerShell team has thrown its first test code onto GitHub. This gives the IT administrator the chance to test PowerShell in their own environment with the same tools Microsoft used internally. Here's what you need to know.
Enhancements to the humble command prompt are one of our favourite things about Windows 10. We've highlighted some of the more obvious changes, and Microsoft has now published a detailed list of all the enhancements.
Windows 8.1 brought a few changes to the handy Windows-X shortcut menu, including a new Shut Down option and the addition of PowerShell shortcuts. There are plenty of good reasons to learn PowersShell, but if that's not for you, you can swap PowerShell for the Command Prompt.
We're unashamed fans of PowerShell around these parts, and here's another handy application for it: changing the way PDF files open from SharePoint document libraries that use Office Web Apps.
Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 both include significant enhancements to the PowerShell scripting environment and language, but what if you want to try out those options on an older system? The newly-released Windows Management Framework 4.0 preview lets you test out those features on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012 releases.
We're huge fans of the flexibility of Windows' PowerShell scripting language, but we've never contemplated using it to write malware. That hasn't stopped one group of enterprising criminals building PowerShell-based ransomware aimed at Russian computer users, but fortunately it turns out PowerShell can also be used to remedy the issue.
Our guest blogger David Klemke has just one thing to tell you: PowerShell is going to transform your Windows Server 2012 experience. Here's why.
Microsoft TechEd 2012 kicked off today with the official Australian launch of Windows Server 2012 (which hit the web last week) and an overview of its capabilities. While Windows Server 2012 might have the Windows 8 interface on its Start screen, as an IT worker the key skill you'll need to manipulate Windows systems is very different and much more traditional: PowerShell scripts.
Microsoft stripped its calendar and photo gallery apps from Windows 7, but one extra it did bundle into the Windows 7 Preview is PowerShell, a souped-up command line and scripting GUI that frees you, finally, from the limits of DOS batch scripts. PowerShell is available as a free download for XP and Vista users, too. What are your favourite scripts and uses for PowerShell? Post them in the comments.