Preparing for Cougar aka SBS 2008

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This is the first in a series of posts around preparing for the next version of SBS (code named Cougar) which we’re expecting to be called SBS 2008. It’s due out next year, some time after Longhorn server is released. Given Longhorn server is to be released in February 2008, that puts Cougar sometime after that. I’m currently writing a book for MS Press called the SBS 2008 Administrators Pocket Companion (the little task focused book). As part of that I’m realizing that there is so much that the SBSer will need to know in order to support Cougar in the real world. One of the things that I’m currently learning a lot about is PowerShell. It’s a cool scripting environment that forms the basis for Windows 2008 and Exchange 2007 management. I’m hoping that the SBS team will provide some cool commandlets for managing SBS too 😉 Time will tell.

In the mean time, here’s a few links to get you going into Powershell

Microsoft Official Site http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/technologies/management/powershell/default.mspx

How to download PowerShell http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/technologies/management/powershell/download.mspx

PowerGui http://powergui.org/index.jspa

If you have some cool links for PowerShell, please post them on the comments of this blog for all to see.

Category: SBS 2008 / Cougar
Published: 21/10/2007 6:51 PM

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