New version of the Windows Azure PowerShell

Few days ago the new version (0.6.10) of the Windows Azure PowerShell has been released. The Windows Azure PowerShell provides IT Pros and developers with Windows PowerShell cmdlets for building, deploying, and managing Windows Azure services.

If you prefer Web Platform Installer, you can get the new version from Windows Azure Downloads page. For those among you who like direct access to .msi file, there is a link on the Windows Azure SDK Tools GitHub page.

Here is the official change log for version 0.6.10 :

  • Upgrade to use PowerShell 3.0
  • Released source code for VM and Cloud Services cmdlets
  • Added a few new cmdlets for cloud service scaffolding
  • Added Support for SAS in destination Uri for Add-AzureVhd
  • Added -Confirm and -WhatIf support for Remove-Azure* cmdlets
  • Added configurable startup task for Node.js and generic roles
  • Enabled emulator support when running roles with memcache
  • Role-based cmdlets don’t require role name if run in a role folder
  • Added scenario test framework and started adding automated scenario tests
  • Multiple bug fixes

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Aleksandar is a PowerShell MVP and a co-founder of PowerShell Magazine. He is a frequent speaker at the conferences and participates regularly in IT Pro user groups worldwide. Recently, Aleksandar co-authored the highly respected Administrator’s Guide to Windows PowerShell Remoting. Follow him on Twitter at @alexandair

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