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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 Alan D.
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"All the power of .NET from your command line"

What do you like best?

This is a massive upgrade from the days of having to do batch files to do OS level things in Windows.

It also pulls in multiple paradigms. Friendly to both developers and system admins.

What do you dislike?

There can be six different ways to do things and you can mix all of them together. With this great power I mentioned above comes the responsiblity to make sure you don't mix paradigms and make a mess that is hard to understand.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Pick a paradigm and stick with it across your team. Otherwise you will have a messy bit of code on your hands and it would be challenging to maintain.

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

I'm writing an installer that runs on Windows. Also my company is using it to deploy IIS applications and SQL Server database changes. It's our devops tool.

What Encryption solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
PowerShell review by User in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
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"PowerShell is awesome"

What do you like best?

I love powershell because it helps me to figure out information from the machine I am using when you normally can't. I have used it to gather software lists, schedule tasks, create users, manage tasks etc. Really awesome. The colorful UI is also a breath of fresh air from the command prompt

What do you dislike?

There isn't much to dislike at all but you will see that you have a lot of stuff to learn if you're going to be using it. It will help you out where needed though.

Recommendations to others considering the product

When in doubt, google powershell method.

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

As mentioned in the what I like best, there are numerous things I've been able to realize using this tool. Task management, device management, user management, folder management, and really anything cmd prompt related

PowerShell review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Finally a command shell that I can use everyday"

What do you like best?

For someone who learned how to use commandline, Powershell is a breath of fresh air. Object based commands are a fundamental piece to successful command shells.

What do you dislike?

Profile management can be a pain if you have a roaming profile. This can be worked around fairly easily in a domain based environment (where roaming profiles are the most common).

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

User management, quality assurance for setting permissions and provisioning accounts, providing mobile troubleshooting tools for support personnel.

PowerShell review by Larry W.
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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

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 Jacob T.
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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 Jordan S.
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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

PowerShell review by Administrator
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"PowerTool"

What do you like best?

Best scripting tool by far. It's really awesome the level of automatization that you can get on Exchange and Active Directory using this tool. It's really great what Microsoft did when they added Office 365 support to it.

What do you dislike?

The only problem that I can think of is how hard it is to update PoweShell modules on Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1

Recommendations to others considering the product

Stackoverflow to find scripts that you easily modify is the way to go.

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

Mostly, automatization. It's helped us greatly with scripts to perform tasks automatically.

PowerShell review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Best Shell Ever"

What do you like best?

Object-oriented scripting, with advanced features such as classes and access to .Net

What do you dislike?

Legacy plugins that have not been migrated to modules.

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

Flexible task automation and deployment.

PowerShell review by Administrator in Oil & Energy
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"Very powerful scripting language "

What do you like best?

That you can use any .Net method inside of PowerShell.

What do you dislike?

There isn't a great number of really good scripting interfaces.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Check out Visual Studio Code with the PowerShell extension.

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

Quicker than using a regular language, also can be used on different Windows platforms without much work.

PowerShell review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Strong language"

What do you like best?

Powershell is very strong scripting language

What do you dislike?

All is good with this language. Anthibg can be done

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

Automatiing the monotonous tasks

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