Re: Are Windows users using the PowerShell or any other command line?

2011-08-02 Thread Olivier Mengué
2011/7/26 Gabor Szabo szab...@gmail.com

 So I am wondering now. Have the world of Windows changed in the last
 several years
 and do people use the PowerShell? My guess is that the general public
 won't use it but
 do at least programmers, Windows sysadmins and the more technical people
 use it?


Only sysadmins really have interest in learning PowerShell.
I don't know about .NET developers. They could have some value in knowing
it, but I don't know the .NET community.



 I assume there are not many people on this list but I wonder what do you
 think?
 Is assuming knowledge of the PowerShell realistic?


What is your target audience?
Among the general Windows users, no.
Among developers on Windows (using Windows only as a desktop to work on
remote systems or OS independent applications), no.
Among .NET developers, I don't know.
PowerShell is still quite new and marketed only at Windows sysadmins.

Personally I still do my Windows desktop administration tasks with NT batch
files, WSH (JavaScript) and sometimes Perl (most of my Perl code is system
independent stuff).


 Is there a website or some forum with a lot of Windows developers where I
 might
 ask this question? Maybe even run a poll?


The Microsoft forums :
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-us/categories/
Microsoft Scripting Guys on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/ScriptingGuys

Olivier (dol...@cpan.org).


Re: Are Windows users using the PowerShell or any other command line?

2011-08-02 Thread Olivier Mengué
2011/7/26 Dami Laurent (PJ) laurent.d...@justice.ge.ch

 The Script Center has a lot or technical information and good recipes;
 see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/scriptcenter .
 However there is no indication about about a developer's community.


The PowerShell community repository of code is here:
http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/ScriptCenter/

Mostly scripts for sysadmins. Very few libraries.
Libraries are written in .NET, and this is a different developer community.


Re: Are Windows users using the PowerShell or any other command line?

2011-08-02 Thread Michael Papet
Re: Powershell


rant: on

Will Powershell even last is an important question when dealing with Microsoft. 
The Microsoft admins (like me) that have been around awhile are quite familiar 
with various forms of institutional amnesia that occur with their products.  
Some Microsoft admins embrace the amnesia migration projects as job security.  
I don't.
rant:off

Perl has many, many modules that I use that simply are not available in 
Powershell.  The big upside is in a heterogeneous environment, (ex. multiple 
Microsoft products and Linux the scripting is similar.  I can easily show 
increased productivity that way.