R2 Release candidate2

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Released: Oct 29, 2009
Updated: Jan 18, 2010 by jamesone
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Release Notes

The code was updated to RC2 on December 8th. Changes are very minor.

This release was produced to exploit PowerShell V2 and as a PowerShell module it will not run on v1 If you are running and R2 server OS, or are doing remote management from Windows 7 then you have PowerShell V2. If you are running on "Classic" 2008, you will need to upgrade the supplied PowerShell V1 to V2 or stick to V1 of the library

From any computer which runs PowerShell Version 2, the Module will manage remotely or locally manage "classic" or R2 versions of Hyper-V. It can be installed on servers, and in R2, Core installations and Hyper-V server support PowerShell.
Changes for "2"
*Online help
*Support for localization (only English is provided, but there is a single place to make changes to support other languages)
*Menu system similar to the PowerShell configurator
*Support for -whatif -confirm -verbose -force switches throughout.
*Improved flexibility with parameters and piping of data.
*Functions use standardized PowerShell verbs with aliases to provide backwards compatibility.

Thanks to the people who helped out with this release, too many to mention but I will single out Mike Kolitz as the person who has given most help.

With V1 people who were new to PowerShell asked a number of questions which are covered in the documentation, (how to load the functions), so please have a look at it. If you have checked the documentation and are stuck, or you get an error that you think you shouldn't or want to improve something But please say so+. This build is designated a release candidate so your feed back is still wanted. I've created a thread on the issue tracker for typing and spelling errors in V2 Messages, help and documentation. The current download is built from 30382 in the source tree. The documentation was built for an earlier release and needs some updates.

One final request. I work as an evangelist for Microsoft, not a developer. This project has been done with some "work" time and some "personal" time; because it stems from my employment the copyright in it belongs to Microsoft but it is licensed in way that gives you the maximum amount of freedom. If you using it has made you feel more positive about Hyper-V , PowerShell or Microsoft in general, or you have used it in an interesting project then a quick mail to me so I can show people it was worth doing would be appreciated.

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