PowerShell is 8 years old this month

Strange as it may seem PowerShell 1.0 was release in November 2006. In that time we’ve had a lot of changes:

– PowerShell support added to all major Microsoft products – except Office!

– Third party adoption of PowerShell – I am now disappointed if a product doesn’t have PowerShell support rather than being surprised that it does


Version 2.0

– PowerShell remoting

– Background jobs

– More WMI cmdlets

– More cmdlets


Version 3.0

– CIM cmdlets

– CIM sessions


– PowerShell workflow


Version 4.0

– Desired State configuration


Version 5.)

– Oneget

– PowerShell get


The PowerShell community has grown phenomenally:

– powershell.org

– PowerShell Summits in North America & Europe

– User groups across the world


Really looking forward to the next 8 years

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One Response to PowerShell is 8 years old this month

  1. Quirel says:

    Yes Powershell is getting old!

    No doubt, I like Powershell and use it whenever possible, but currently I miss better support for async, WinRT and the new upcomming .Net Core Framework.

    I know, it is all about servers and Azure so there is no need for further platforms/technologies.

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