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What is PowerShell?
PowerShell is an automation platform and scripting language for Windows and Windows Server that allows you to simplify the management of your systems. Unlike other text-based shells, PowerShell harnesses the power of the .NET Framework, providing rich objects and a massive set of built-in functionality for taking control of your Windows environments.
PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC)
PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) is a platform for testing and ensuring the declarative state of a system. DSC allows you to scale complex deployments across environments, enables collaboration of management, and corrects for configuration drift.
The PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) is a Windows application that supports enhanced usage of PowerShell for beginners and experts alike. The ISE's many features include:
- A built-in editor for writing, testing, and debugging scripts
- Full IntelliSense tab completion, syntax highlighting, and context-sensitive help
- A myriad of keyboard shortcuts
- Support for right-to-left languages
- Extensible add-ons (like these from our community)