Just update Windows Powershell to version 3.0 and I do like this new GUI (Integrated Scripting Environment, ISE) with a console, a script window and a command list (Powershell is a true Windows shell; you may try to type 1+2 in the old CMD console!):
I also used a free Powershell GUI product, PowerGUI with similar interface like ISE. The latest PowerGUI (18.104.22.1687) supports Powershell 2.0 by default (while you can force it to play with PS 3.0). I’m not a script guy but bits of shell do make life easy.
- a quick look of Powershell, Windows CMD and Unix shell
- Powershell 3.0 offical portal
- a wonderful book(FREE), Master Powershell with Dr. Tobias Weltner
- _Powershell Tips_
- For SAS users, blogger Chris Hemedinger introduced some useful examples.