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PowerShell review by Administrator in Computer Software
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Powershell is a solid tool for any IT Professional

What do you like best?

I like the absolutely massive range of applications that Powershell can interact with and manage. Everything from Windows to the Exchange Cloud to SharePoint to Active Directory is fair game for Powershell. If it doesn't do it out of the box, there is probably a cmdlet extension of plugin that can give you the functions you're looking for.

What do you dislike?

I wish that the Powershell shell program came with the Office 365 cmdlet packages already installed. In the very cloud focused world nowadays, I am surprised that we don't already get the O365, Exchange, and SharePoint modules by default in Windows 10 Pro.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are a ton of online resources for Powershell. I would head to third party resources before tapping any Microsoft direct help sources. The Microsoft direct sources always seem to have some trouble. To make up for this, there are many highly active communities online.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We administer parts of our Exchange, O365 and SharePoint environments with Powershell. We also utilize Powershell for some unique active directory activities.

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PowerShell review by <span>Larry W.</span>
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Better than I ever expected, and growing better every year

What do you like best?

It's more than just a new version of a command shell. It's a full scripting environment that allows for interaction and complete programmability, allowing everything from simple tasks to full automation and devops management

What do you dislike?

When upgrading the version, older versions tend to stay around and become default, unless specified. It's rare that this happens, but I have seen it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take the time to see this as more than just batch files. If you're able to, examine the integration with .NET tools and the extensibility available

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Currently doing deployments and management of Azure systems

In the past, have done full automation of SharePoint and TFS task management and reporting

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PowerShell review by User in Higher Education
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Command Prompt taken to the next level

What do you like best?

It lets you create your own commands and scripts and has a lot of neat functions and tools you can use.

What do you dislike?

The thing I dislike is Power Shell is not easy to use. I often have to research a lot of the commands and what they do.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Not easy to use for beginners, requires some development skills. Be patient when first using and do a lot of research of the commands and what they are suppose to do.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Power Shell in creating images for deployment. I use it to remove the bloat of apps that comes with Windows 10 and to export import Startlayout menu like I want it to be.

PowerShell review by <span>Jacob T.</span>
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Super Powerful - Can Do Almost Anything

What do you like best?

Extremely powerful, and far-reaching in its scope. I can manage the vast majority of our infrastructure from a PowerShell window on my desktop.

What do you dislike?

Can be a bit clunky and unintuitive. It can take a long time to get used to the syntax and the parameters for common cmdlets.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mass creation of users quickly, send out notices quickly, set reminders, manager computers and servers

PowerShell review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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Learn Powershell, you won't regret it

What do you like best?

The list of things you can do with this software is astounding. If you learn it all it will be a miracle

What do you dislike?

Its complexity is both its strength and its weakness.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Essential for all Windows Administrators in Domain environments. You cannot be a Windows administrator and NOT use powershell. Not learning its features and gaining experience will severely curtail any IT workers career going forward.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Almost everything, user managment, user creation, mailbox managment, software installation, SCCM management - the list is long.

PowerShell review by <span>Jordan S.</span>
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Love it!

What do you like best?

I've found that I'm still learning new things every day, the language is extremely powerful and using it for scripting saves so much time

What do you dislike?

better management of snap-ins would be nice - but likely will become easier as i use it more

Recommendations to others considering the product

Start ASAP!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

management of office 365, exchange, and active directory are amazing, especially with scripting

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