Friday, October 23, 2015

PowerShell 5.0

Hello everyone! 

I might be a little late with this but the other day I found out a nice little feature of the new PowerShell 5.0, and that is that not only does it come with nice color coding but it also supports Control+C, Control-X and Control-V ! A feature that was long overdue. 

Finding this new feature out made me realize that I haven't even looked into the new features, and so I did. Here are some of the features that I'm really excited about:

  1. Microsoft.PowerShell.Archive: Allows us to manage, extract and even create compressed files (zip files)
  2. PowerShell Gallery: A central repository for all PowerShell things. If it is deployed correctly and it actually is used by the community it will be a great resources, specially with the new 'PowerShellGet' Module that allows you to get stuff from the Gallery.
  3. The new -Depth parameter for the Get-ChildItems cmdlet sounds great, so far I had to use a function that I wrote to get this accomplished. It'll be nice to have it already built in.
  4. Transcript is now supported in the ISE and a new GPO can be enabled to setup global transcripts.
  5. Get-Clipboard and Set-Clipboard cmdlet sound like might come in handy too! They support images, audio files, file lists, and text.
Overall it seems that this new version has come with quite a few changes  very interesting changes. It's all very exciting. For more details be sure to visit the technet article.

Let me know what you guys think about version 5.0, and if you are exited about any particular feature, and why!

Kind regards,

Edit: It has been pointed out to me that it is not PowerShell that is now able to handle the copy, cut and paste features but the shell. Thanks to for pointing it out.