Idera Expands Commitment to PowerShell Community by Providing PowerShell Plus for Free

Award Winning, Windows 8 Compatible Product Provides the Most Advanced Interactive Development Environment for Windows PowerShell

HOUSTON – OCTOBER 23, 2012 – Idera, a leading provider of application and server management solutions, today demonstrated its strong commitment to the PowerShell community by making its PowerShell Plus product available for free. This milestone was also marked by the delivery of a new version of the product, PowerShell Plus 4.6.

Idera’s new release coincides with Microsoft’s delivery of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, which feature full integration of the new PowerShell 3.0

PowerShell MVP Thomas Lee noted, “With the new capabilities in PowerShell 3.0 and its tight integration with Microsoft’s next generation server and desktop products, it is the future of both Windows administration and the development of manageable enterprise applications. Idera’s PowerShell Plus is a valuable product that enables IT professionals to quickly and easily learn about PowerShell, and dramatically improves the accuracy and speed of their scripting. I’ve been a heavy user of PowerShell Plus since it was first launched. It’s great that it is now free and can be used by everyone in the community.”

“Now is the time for any serious IT Pro to learn and unleash the power of PowerShell, and it has never been easier thanks to PowerShell Plus,” commented PowerShell MVP Dr. Tobias Weltner. “It has tons of sample code, rich code completion and a comprehensive learning center. Plus, it runs on PowerShell 2.0/3.0, from Windows XP to Windows 8. And now it is free for everyone; my recommendation, check it out!”

“Idera is dedicated to providing products that help our customers and community members be successful in their jobs,” said Rick Pleczko, CEO of Idera. “PowerShell Plus is a proven and essential productivity tool so we wanted to get it into the hands of IT professionals everywhere. It also complements our sponsorship of the community, which features forums and resources for novice to advanced PowerShell users.”

PowerShell Plus features a powerful interactive console, an advanced script editor and debugger, and a comprehensive interactive learning center integrated into a single product. It helps administrators and developers quickly learn and master PowerShell, while also dramatically increasing the productivity of expert users. The new version, PowerShell Plus 4.6, has been certified on Windows 8. It includes revised and expanded script libraries for SQL Server and SharePoint 2010. Additionally, the System Explorer now features SQL Server and Share Point 2010 plug-ins that help manage SQL Server instances and SharePoint 2010 farms. 

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About Idera
Idera provides industry-leading application and server management software for Windows and Linux Servers, including solutions for SQL Server and SharePoint administration. Idera’s award-winning products address real-world challenges, including performance monitoring, backup and recovery, security, compliance and administration. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Idera is a Microsoft Managed Partner and has over 11,000 customers worldwide. Contact Idera at +1-713-523-4433 or visit for free trials, free tools and more information.


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