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What is PowerShell?

A command-line shell and scripting language built on .NET. Helps system administrators and power-users rapidly automate tasks that manage operating systems (Linux, macOS, and Windows) and processes.
PowerShell is a tool in the Shells category of a tech stack.

Who uses PowerShell?

320 companies reportedly use PowerShell in their tech stacks, including Queue-it, Klarna, and doubleSlash.

469 developers on StackShare have stated that they use PowerShell.

PowerShell Integrations

Microsoft Azure, Microsoft SQL Server, .NET, Linux, and ConEmu are some of the popular tools that integrate with PowerShell. Here's a list of all 9 tools that integrate with PowerShell.
Public Decisions about PowerShell

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose PowerShell in their tech stack.

Andrey Kurdyumov
Andrey Kurdyumov
Sr. Software developer | 4 upvotes 路 12.4K views

I use Microsoft IIS because it is shipped by default with Windows Servers for which of them I usually develop applications. IIS perfectly managed from PowerShell which I use as well, thus it is very easy choice for me. I could have clean Windows instance and bring it to desired state using PowerShell capabilities. Also this is default configuration for debugging in Visual Studio which means that I develop in the environment which is closer to production.

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Harry Martyrossian
Harry Martyrossian
Staff Software Design Engineer at VISA, Inc. | 1 upvotes 路 4.1K views
Shared insights

I use PowerShell because it is a Perl for .NET. If you love Perl you will love PowerShell too. Great design decisions and power of Perl multiplied by power of .NET!

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Homero Fonseca
Homero Fonseca
Solutions Architect Wannabe at Ubiques | 1 upvotes 路 4K views
Shared insights

I use PowerShell because it helps me with tools, commands and possibilities to expand Windows Shell to add utilities. Teamed with scoop.io it is really helpful to bring powr to shell like we also have in nix systems

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PowerShell's Features

  • Windows PowerShell Workflow
  • Windows PowerShell Web Access.
  • Support for .NET 4.0
  • Support for Windows Preinstallation Environment
  • Disconnected Sessions
  • Robust Session Connectivity
  • Updatable Help System

PowerShell Alternatives & Comparisons

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PowerShell's Followers
380 developers follow PowerShell to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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