When using the PowerShell ISE , similar to other scripting editors, you have access to what are known as ‘code snippets’. These are quick start ways to generate frequently used code, for instance if there is something you use regularly and can never remember the syntax for, or maybe it is too long to be practical to remember it. PowerShell ships with some default snippets and it is also possible to add some custom snippets of your own.
With the imminent release of Windows 8 and Server 2012, it’s definitely time to start preparing for PowerShell v3 which will ship as part of those releases. We recorded the latest edition of the Get-Scripting Podcast with PowerShell MVP Jonathan Noble and specifically focus on a number of topics worth checking out to get you up to speed with v3. Jonathan provides an overview on his blog of the topics we covered and some useful links.