The Release Candidate version of Microsoft’s Script Explorer for Windows PowerShell is now available for download with support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 platforms.
The Script Explorer for Windows PowerShell was meant to offer scripters the possibility to easily get hold of Windows PowerShell scripts, snippets, modules, and how-to guidance in various online repositories.
It allows them to search on the TechNet Script Center Repository, PoshCode, local or network file systems and Bing Search Repository.
The Script Explorer enables people access various Microsoft resources to make it easier for them to unlock the power of Windows PowerShell.
“Windows PowerShell helps IT pros by providing access to a community-generated library of Windows PowerShell code snippets, called Integrated Script Snippets, within the Windows PowerShell ISE,” Microsoft notes.
“To access Integrated Script Snippets, press Ctrl+J when in the Windows PowerShell ISE editor or the Command Prompt window. This feature is available in Windows PowerShell 3.0 RC.”
It will deliver seamless searching through various online repositories in order to locate script samples that are relevant to them.
Scripts are organized by category, and people can easily search for specific scripts by applying various filters based on focus areas.
Users will be able to easily download the scripts they are looking for and store them for use when needed. Script explorer will also provide access to how-to guidance topics for Windows PowerShell commands.
“This release is designed to enable the community to experience and review the preliminary designs and direction of key features in Microsoft Script Explorer and to solicit feedback before features are finalized,” Microsoft notes on its website.
“If you have additional questions, need help in troubleshooting issues, and other product features visit the Microsoft Script Explorer Forum on TechNet. Your feedback is important to us. Help improving Script Explorer by submitting bugs and suggestions to Microsoft Script Explorer Forum on TechNet.”
Microsoft Script Explorer for Windows PowerShell RC is available for download from this page