Quick note on PowerShell 3.0

Powershell

Today I had some time to test some of the new Windows PowerShell 3.0 feature and changes. And after playing a while with the Windows PowerShell 3.0 CTP I have to say Microsoft did besides the big new features, like workflows, a lot of small but really important improvements.

First I will show you two very small but very cool things which make working with PowerShell a lot easier.

New help view, which I really like. Here quick PowerShell 2.0 versus PowerShell 3.0:

Second I would like you to show how they simplified PowerShell for daily use. Here Get-Childitem for an example:

In PowerShell 2.0:

Get-Childitem | Where {$_.name -eq "Desktop"}

In PowerShell 3.0 you can do this now much friendlier:

Get-Childitem | where name -eq Desktop

powershell 2.0 vs 3.0 childitem