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is awesome. I am playing around with it to make a script that can read an XML document and download files specified by elements. It also can then install the downloaded items, extracting zip files and whatnot, and checking the return code for the installers. The XML document can also have an (optional) configuration section that specifies the base directory for downloads, the default action to take when an install fails, and so on and so forth.
Why not build a simple command line application to do this? I just want to learn PowerShell, and I already am having a lot of fun with it.
I am really only interested in PowerShell for the potential use I may have for it in Azure, though my interest is somewhat reduced now that my company is no longer considering SharePoint as a web CMS. Still, it can do some nifty stuff, and it sounds like you are well on your way toward using it exactly as it should be.
Just messing around with it for a few minutes, and I already have a good feeling for how it works. Quite cool, I must say.
I read a blog post (linked from the Insider News) that talked about a PowerShell-based project/solution format, and I am thinking of trying to get something like that working for the game development IDE I am working on. Might be a fun thing to do.
My only experience with it so far is a script I received recently that connected to VMware VSphere services to gather information about virtual systems and store the data in a database. I had some trouble getting it to work within SSIS. Eventually I rewrote it in C#.
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