"Microsoft Script Explorer for Windows PowerShell" Beta Released (Think PowerShell ISE Addon to help you search and browse for more PowerShell scripts)
"Attendees of my presentation to NEBytes in January got an early look at this, but now everyone can join in the fun because today sees the public release of Beta 1 of Microsoft Script Explorer for Windows PowerShell.
An add-in for the PowerShell ISE, as well as a standalone application, Script Explorer brings together a number of online repositories for PowerShell scripts, snippets and modules, like the TechNet Script Center and PoshCode, as well as How To guidance, to make them easy to search and browse. This is particularly useful for people new to PowerShell to find examples of code from which they can learn, but also helps more experienced users to avoid re-inventing wheels.
Script Explorer is fully extensible, so you can configure your own focus areas and repositories. The web-based content is accessed through an aggregator that Microsoft are managing, so they can add additional resources dynamically too.
I've already started to build a corporate repository for all the scripts and snippets that I've been writing over the years - useful work that I perhaps haven't been sharing with colleagues as well as I might. I'm able to break those down into the focus areas that are specific to the services we provide and deploy that config with Script Explorer to the rest of my team. It's a definite improvement on the current hierarchical folder structure that we're using on a network share.
Microsoft Script Explorer for Windows PowerShell (pre-release) helps scripters find Windows PowerShell scripts, snippets, modules, and how-to guidance in online repositories such as the TechNet Script Center Repository, PoshCode, local or network file systems and Bing Search Repository
Version: Beta 1
Date Published: 3/12/2012
ScriptExplorerSetup.msi, 1.7 MB
Microsoft® Script Explorer for Windows PowerShell® (pre-release) helps scripters find Windows PowerShell scripts, snippets, modules, and how-to guidance in online repositories such as the TechNet Script Center Repository, PoshCode, local or network file systems and Bing Search Repository. Microsoft® Script Explorer enables:
- Integrated community and Microsoft resources to help you unlock the power of Windows PowerShell.
- Seamless searching across online repositories to locate script samples relevant to you
- Establishing and searching local, network, and corporate script repository is easy
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 8 Beta, Windows Vista Service Pack 2
- Windows PowerShell 2.0/3.0 ISE (Client computer that is to run Script Explorer as an add-on)
- Microsoft .NET Framework 4
I dig that it's extensible, that you can add more repositories to it...