Idera PowerShell Plus v31 Adds Scripts Community Site Access Microsoft PowerShell 20 Support

New Version Makes Learning PowerShell, Managing Microsoft Applications Even Easier

HOUSTON – February 23, 2010 – Idera, a leading provider of management and administration solutions for Microsoft Windows Servers, today announced the latest release of its innovative PowerShell IDE, the new PowerShell Plus™ v3.1. This release includes hundreds of new scripts, online access to community script libraries, support for Windows PowerShell 2.0 and an enhanced Learning Center, making it faster and easier for administrators to learn and use PowerShell.

PowerShell Plus v3.1 ships with hundreds of new PowerShell scripts in its QuickClick™ library to help users manage applications such as Microsoft Active Directory, Exchange, IIS 7, SharePoint, SQL Server, MySQL and VMWare. In addition, users can also now access thousands of free scripts on PowerShell.com, PoshCode.org and the Microsoft TechNet Script Center directly from the PowerShell Plus Console or Editor.

PowerShell Plus v3.1 provides support for users to discover modules automatically and load them into PowerShell Plus for immediate use. New Editor Snippets provide many predefined code blocks for Windows PowerShell 2.0 features including Advanced Functions, Comment-Based Help, Jobs, Modules, and Remoting.

In addition, the enhanced Learning Center in PowerShell Plus v3.1 includes many PowerTips from PowerShell.com and the “Mastering PowerShell” eBook written by PowerShell MVP Dr. Tobias Weltner, both of which are instantly searchable within PowerShell Plus to help users quickly become proficient in PowerShell.

“PowerShell Plus v3.1 unleashes the power of the PowerShell community to create, share and download scripts,” said Rick Pleczko, President and CEO of Idera. “Whether you are a novice or a seasoned power user, the resources accessible through our latest release make PowerShell Plus a must-have scripting tool.