PowerShell is Open Sourced

For those of you that have been at PowerShell Summits over the last few years you’ll have heard Jeffrey Snover state that he wanted to take PowerShell to other platforms.
Now its happened
Jeffrey has announced that an ALPHA release of PowerShell is now available for Linux and Mac.  Currently available for Ubuntu, Centos, Red Hat and Mac OS X with more to come
The announcement is at
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/powershell-is-open-sourced-and-is-available-on-linux/
Also see PowerShell blog
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/powershell/2016/08/18/powershell-on-linux-and-open-source-2/
Some  points to note:
ISE isn’t available as part of the alphas release but VSCode is available for Linux and Mac giving an consistent editor across the platforms
PowerShell remoting will be extended to use Open SSH as well as WSMAN
Planned enhancements include:
Additional Linux Distros covered – parity with .NET Core.
Writing Cmdlets in Python and other languages
PSRP over OpenSSH
WSMan based remoting to downlevel versions of Windows and WSMan based PSRP on Linux.
Editor Services and auto-generated GUI
Unix-style wildcard expansion
Increasing test code coverage for Windows and Linux editions
Continue increasing cmdlet coverage for Linux and Windows
REMEMBER this an ALPHA release – there’s still a lot to do and its a open source project so community effort is required
Enjoy