PowerShell for Windows Admins

Jul 29 2015   7:30AM GMT

Windows 10

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Windows 10

Went through the Windows 10 upgrade procedure this morning. Fairly quick process – just over the hour including download on a slow broadband link. Most of my settings from Windows 8.1 were saved.

So far impressions are reasonable to good.

PowerShell 5.0 is installed

£> $PSVersionTable

Name                           Value
—-                           —–
PSVersion                      5.0.10240.16384
WSManStackVersion              3.0
CLRVersion                     4.0.30319.42000
BuildVersion                   10.0.10240.16384
PSCompatibleVersions           {1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0…}
PSRemotingProtocolVersion      2.3

The Edge browser (IE replacement) is missing functionality for managing favorites and doesn’t appear to incorporate an RSS feed reader. IE is still available – hunt through program files to get to the exe.

The Mail app doesn’t supply a unified view across all mailboxes.

The big improvement over Windows 8/8.1 is that you get a unified view of applications. No more metro style or desktop. Everything runs on the desktop though the lack of a left and bottom border on the PowerShell console is weird.

So far nothing leaps out as a show stopper.

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