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# PowerShell RC1 released!

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Never heard of PowerShell you say?

I hadn't either, at least until today. That's because it used to be called Monad. Microsoft released the RC1 of PowerShell today and it is pretty sweet. Basically, it offers scripting and CLI access to the .NET Framework. Instead of using cmd.exe, you'll be using PowerShell.exe. I haven't used it much yet, but it is really cool. Just as a quick example, try this out in PowerShell:

$var = "This is a sweet"  Now, type $var. and then hit tab.

OH WOW! Tab completion for System.String from the command line!

Check it out!