Idera Enhances User Experience in PowerShell Plus 40 Beta

New Version Includes Complete Update of User Interface, Chance to Win an Apple iPad

HOUSTON – February 10, 2011 – Idera, a leading provider of management and administration solutions for Microsoft PowerShell, announced the public beta of PowerShell Plus™ 4.0, the most advanced interactive development environment (IDE) for Windows PowerShell. Based on customer feedback, the new version includes a new user interface with the ability to further customize the console making it even easier to learn and master PowerShell.

“I didn’t think it was possible, but Idera has made PowerShell even easier to use with PowerShell Plus 4.0,” said Aleksandar Nikolic, a PowerShell MVP and system administrator at one of the largest insurance companies in Europe. “I’m responsible for a very large Windows environment and I rely on Idera’s PowerShell Plus every day to help me manage it. I’m looking forward to testing out this new version, particularly the ability to check for PowerShell script errors.”

PowerShell Plus is designed to help administrators and developers quickly master the PowerShell scripting language while dramatically increasing the productivity of both novice and expert users. PowerShell Plus 4.0 beta includes these new features:
  • Redesigned UI puts the most used features at users’ finger tips
  • Work more efficiently by customizing the UI to meet specific needs
  • New Start Page links to educational resources and a customizable news feed
  • Syntax Error List helps users identify errors at a glance for faster debugging
“PowerShell Plus was developed to enable anyone to customize the management of their Windows environment,” said Rick Pleczko, President and CEO of Idera. “This new version takes our customers’ feedback and reduces that learning curve even more with additional information at your fingertips, detailed instruction for new users and many options for personalization.”

About Idera’s Public Beta Program
The public beta program is now open through March 4, 2011. All Windows PowerShell users are invited to download PowerShell Plus 4.0 for an extended trial and provide feedback for a chance to win an Apple iPad at To participate in the public beta, go to

About Idera
Idera provides tools for Microsoft SQL Server, SharePoint and PowerShell management and administration. Our products provide solutions for performance monitoring, backup and recovery, security and auditing and PowerShell scripting. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Idera is a Microsoft Gold Partner and has over 7,000 customers worldwide. To learn more, please contact Idera at +1-713.523.4433 or visit

Idera is a division of BBS Technologies, Inc. Idera and PowerShell Plus are trademarks or registered trademarks of BBS Technologies, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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