This update from the RC version contains more changes than would be normal , hence it is designated as "Gold" rather than "release". I expect there to be corrections to the on-line help text.
This release was produced to exploit PowerShell V2 and as a PowerShell module it will not run on v1 If you are running an 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"
*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.
Since the RC stage I have added
*Support for PowerShell remoting
*Support for clustering
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 please say 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.
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.