PS: PowerShell 1.0 Available for Download

Wow, it was over a year ago that I met my friend, PowerShell developer Lee Holmes at PDC 05. As a fan of scripting and Unix, I was excited after attending a session on Microsoft’s new shell, codenamed “Monad.” After the session, I went to the Microsoft’s lab to play around and there was Lee.. my dream nerd. Lee was really down to earth, ultra smart, very helpful, had a passion for technology and even had a few BBS days stories to share. He showed me a few awesome things about Monad, which was an early beta a the time.

Fast forward a year and a few months later, I’ve spent only about an hour playing with PowerShell betas but I did get in a weekend at Lee’s in Seattle playing Zuma on his XBOX 360 and sharing poutine in Vancouver with him, his daughter Ariel and my lady companion Delia. And of course, PowerShell is now at 1.0 RTW (Release to Web). You can read more at Lee’s blog, Precision Computing.

Pic taken from Lee’s site

Oh and by the way, if you would like to modify the color scheme (the red on black on blue error messages don’t do it for me), visit to learn how.

Chrissy is a PowerShell MVP who has worked in IT for nearly 20 years, and currently serves as a Sr. Database Engineer in Belgium. Always an avid scripter, she attended the Monad session at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles back in 2005 and has worked and played with PowerShell ever since. Chrissy is currently pursuing an MS in Systems Engineering at Regis University and helps maintain in her spare time. She holds a number of certifications, including those relating to SQL Server, SuSE Linux, SharePoint and network security. She recently became co-lead of the SQL PASS PowerShell Virtual Chapter. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

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