PowerShell v3 – The Script Editors Choice or is it?

Musing over a well-earned break today with friend, college and, all round Exchange guru Will Rawlings the topic of Windows 8 was brought to the forefront. Will was telling me about how after acclimatising to the shock of the tiled interface he dug a little deeper and got his hands dirty with PowerShell v3.

There are some great new features in PS3 but what really grabbed Will’s attention, and later my own, was the new look ISE. It’s not only easier on the eye but has some useful functionality under the hood including Intellisense (a useful autocomplete feature) and much more.

The one simple thing that really got us talking was the copy and paste feature now maintains the colours seen in the ISE! That feature alone is worth the upgrade. Personally I prefer to use PowerGUI as my editor but on client systems I frequently use the ISE so I can’t wait until the Windows Management Framework v3 is released.

 

Of course the real excitement with PowerShell 3 does not lie in the ISE but it is well worth a look all the same. In order to try it out simply download the consumer preview of Windows Management Framework v3

Profiles for Lync – Manage Multiple Lync Profiles with Ease

For those of us developing and managing multiple Lync environments changing between various test profiles can become frustrating. I wanted to make this easier but it turns out I was beaten to the punch by Profile for Lync!

“Profiles for Lync” is a small Windows application that manages, and allows you to switch between, multiple Lync client profiles.

This tool allows me to easily switch between environments and test accounts.

You can read about it and download it here: https://greiginsydney.com/profiles-for-lync/#more-740

Many thanks to Greig!