Last month, I wrote here about an ISE addon that used PowerShell Tokenizer and Out-GridView cmdlet to show all the functions available in a script in PowerShell ISE. After that, Jason Shirk — a language developer — from the PowerShell team pointed to some PowerShell 3.0 beauty. The new language parser.
PowerShell 3.0 introduced updateable help feature because of which there is no in-box help. We need to use Update-Help and Save-Help cmdlets to update the help content from Microsoft download sites.
Now, this is a great feature to help people get up-to-date help from Microsoft. However, there are a couple of problems I had.
The session recording for my Microsoft Virtual Tech Days session on Windows PowerShell 3.0 – A first look is not available on Microsoft Showcase. There is no direct download possible but this can be watched online.
I finished my session on “Windows PowerShell 3.0 – A first look” this evening at VTD (online event). These are the slides I used for this session.
I wrote a post on PowerShell Magazine that gave details on different changes and improvements to PowerShell ISE in version 3.0. This was written when CTP1 was released. Now that CTP2 is available, I will update the post on PSMag soon.
Meanwhile, if you are an ISE lover like me, you will love the following changes to ISE in CTP #2.
The Windows PowerShell team announced the availability of WMF 3.0 CTP2. Windows Management Framework 3.0 CTP2 makes some updated management functionality available to be installed on Windows 7 SP1 & Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Windows Management Framework 3.0 contains Windows PowerShell 3.0, WMI & WinRM.
This post shows PowerShell vNext’s feature enhancements can be used to build a script explorer addon for ISE v3.