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The next versions of Windows will have PowerShell installed by default (except server core where its an option) -  http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/archive/2008/10/28/powershell-will-be-installed-by-default-on-windows-server-08-r2-ws08r2-and-windows-7-w7.aspx

This is going to make remote admin a dream. When you add the new features in PowerShell v2 and the additional Windows functionality based on PowerShell - http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/archive/2008/10/29/ny-times-delcares-powershell-to-be-30-of-the-value-of-windows-7.aspx

it really is going to be a case of you have to learn PowerShell to do your job.  I'm currently working through the study guide for one of the Exchange 2007 exams and I'm amazed by how much of it is PowerShell based. Takes me back to the SQL Server 6.5 admin exam that was all based on Stored Procedures (yes I know I'm showing my age 🙂 ).

Command lines rule.

 

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