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?

12 companies use PowerShell in their tech stacks, including Rev.io, Nexosis API, and Navitaire.

71 developers use PowerShell.

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PowerShell Reviews

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Andrey Kurdyumov
Andrey Kurdyumov
Sr. Software developer · | 4 upvotes · 1.5K views
Visual Studio
Microsoft IIS

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. · | 2 upvotes · 283 views

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 · 195 views

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

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