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Microsoft launches PowerShell for Linux

The Shell-based automation system is now open-source and expected to greatly impact cloud environments.

Microsoft launches PowerShell for Linux
Necip: "When coupled with our strong cloud and operations management offerings - OMS in the cloud and System Center on premises - Microsoft customers can at last take effective control of their multi-platform, multi-cloud, multi-OS, multi-device world, and achieve more."

Microsoft recently announced the release of PowerShell as an open-source platform, as well as being now available on Linux.

The scripting and automation platform utilises .NET framework to provide shell and scripting language capable of task automation through command-line calls.

Linux administrators can now utilise Powershell to manage processes across complex network topologies.

Necip Ozyucel, Cloud and Enterprise Business Solutions Lead, Microsoft Gulf, shared: "Today's IT environments operate in a multi-platform, multi-cloud, multi-OS, multi-device world and Microsoft recognises that integration of these systems is a huge challenge for technology professionals."

He added: "As Satya Nadella has said, ‘Microsoft loves Linux'; now, we have further delivered on that philosophy, by offering PowerShell to our Linux customers."

Powershell comes equipped with the Desired State Configuration (DSC) tool, which enables network managers to define and configure the optimal state of a system. The feature also allows organisations to oversee complex deployments in multi-platform environments.

The team at Microsoft believe the availability of PowerShell to Linus admins will greatly impact the end-user's cloud experience, particularly when they combine the platform's ability to micro-manage complex and diverse systems.

"PowerShell on Linux represents a huge boon to IT management and administration teams," said Necip.

"When coupled with our strong cloud and operations management offerings - OMS in the cloud and System Center on premises - Microsoft customers can at last take effective control of their multi-platform, multi-cloud, multi-OS, multi-device world, and achieve more."

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