November 10, 2009 02:00 ET

Idera Announces PowerShell Plus v3.1 Public Beta

Latest Release Offers Innovative Productivity Features for PowerShell Script Developers

BERLIN--(Marketwire - November 10, 2009) - Today in booth E56 at TechEd Europe 2009, Idera, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and leading provider of management and administration solutions for Microsoft PowerShell, announced the public beta of PowerShell Plus™ 3.1. PowerShell Plus is a powerful interactive development environment for Windows PowerShell designed to help administrators and developers quickly learn and master the PowerShell scripting language while dramatically increasing the productivity of both novice and expert users.

PowerShell Plus v3.1 beta includes these new features:

-- Community Script Library Integration -- Increases script developer productivity by providing instant access to thousands of scripts from community script libraries such as, Microsoft's TechNet Script Center and Powerful search facilities provide fast and accurate identification and download of scripts directly into the PowerShell Plus personal script library.

-- Enhanced Personal Script Library content -- Provides a personal 'QuickClick' script library containing over 170 customizable scripts, including scripts for managing desktops, networks, hardware, Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, IIS, SharePoint, SQL Server, VMware and MySQL.

-- Script Sharing -- Provides the ability for PowerShell Plus users to quickly and easily share scripts with their colleagues and also post them to the community script library on

-- Enhanced PowerShell Learning Center -- Includes a wealth of knowledge and resources to make learning PowerShell easier than ever, including: Dr. Tobias Weltner's book, Mastering Powershell.

-- Instant Access to Expert PowerShell Tips and Tricks from -- Interactive help for PowerShell commands, and much more.

-- PowerShell v2.0 support -- Supports both Powershell v1.0 and the newly released PowerShell v2.0, including support for Modules in both 32-bit and 64-bit environments.

"We're making it easier and easier for Windows administrators and developers to learn and master Windows PowerShell " said Rick Pleczko, President and CEO of Idera. "The features in PowerShell Plus 3.1 have been developed with direct input from PowerShell users, both novice and experts. We invite the community to download the beta of PowerShell Plus 3.1 and give us feedback to ensure that it continues to be the leading development environment for PowerShell."

About Idera's Public Beta Program

The public beta program is open now through January 31, 2010, and all Windows PowerShell users are invited to download PowerShell Plus 3.1, use it free for a month and provide feedback. Idera will be giving away a Netbook chosen from beta testers that provide feedback on the Idera Forum. 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 6,000 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.

Contact Information

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