If you haven’t already heard there are new toys available
Windows 8 beta is available from
Windows Server 8 beta is available from
Most importantly PowerShell v3 beta is from
Windows Management Framework 3.0 makes some updated management functionality available to be installed on Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 & Windows Server 2008 SP2. Windows Management Framework 3.0 contains Windows PowerShell 3.0, WMI & WinRM.