VS Team Edition for IT Admins

By Michael Flanakin @ 2:43 PM :: 1608 Views :: .NET, Tools/Utilities, PowerShell :: Digg it!

Yes, I said "admins," but, unfortunately, this isn't an announcement. I'm simply thinking of a version of Visual Studio built for, well, admins. Specifically, I'm envisioning an environment to build and debug PowerShell scripts and cmdlets. Of course, this is only a hop, skip, and a jump away from PowerShell as an official .NET language. Imagine that, PoSh.NET... or, would someone force it to be P#? Either way, I like the idea. As an official language, that also opens it up to compiled scripts, which would be great for those servers without PowerShell installed. Of course, it's just a matter of time before PowerShell is default and the legacy DOS shell is eventually phased out. As a matter of fact, that's the plan for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2. I'm not sure about Server Core, tho, since there's still the dependency on .NET.