You may have heard via the grapevine, or even via the Beta program for that matter, that Windows Server 2008 R2 will ship with an Active Directory Module for Powershell. Having seen some of the capabilities at the recent MVP Summit, I am very impressed with the work the product team has done in this area.
Now you may be thinking that Powershell is soooo (Exchange) 2007 – and why have we had to wait so long for AD Cmdlets from Microsoft? The truth is that, despite having been in the pipeline for some time, the Directory Services product team has had other priorities.
To give you a head start with Powershell in advance of the R2 release, check out the new Active Directory Powershell Blog.