PowerShell Summit - North America Launches!

The PowerShell community descended on Charlotte, North Carolina for the third annual PowerShell Summit - North America this week!  Enthusiasts, MVPs, community leaders, and the PowerShell product team came to discuss the latest and greatest ongoings in the PowerShell world.

The festivities kicked off in downtown Charlotte at the Ri Ra Irish Pub this last Sunday.  New network connections were made and old friends reunited over fine brews in the Victorian-style public house before getting a good nights' rest before the three day summit.

Monday started off with an exciting lineup of speakers to discuss some of the hottest community topics including Desired State Configuration, automated code testing with Pester, and working with Azure.  Some great announcements were made by the product team as well, including:

  • The release of Windows Management Framework 5.0 on April 30th.  This release will be available downlevel for Windows 7 and Server 2008.
  • PowerShell Package Manager announced as the official name of OneGet.
  • The release of PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio, available now for download.

A big congratulations to PowerShell MVP and PowerShell.org board member Dave Wyatt, who's works on Pester will be making it's way into the next build of Windows Server!

Take a look at our latest videos from the summit on YouTube, and follow the excitement at #PowerShell on Twitter!

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