8.1. VMM and Windows PowerShell

System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2007, the first release of VMM, was one of the first products to develop its entire graphical user interface (the VMM Administrator Console) on top of Windows PowerShell (previously known as Monad). This approach proved very advantageous for customers that wanted all of the VMM functionality to be available through some form of an API. The VMM team made early bets on Windows PowerShell as its public management interface, and they have not been disappointed with the results. With its consistent grammar, the great integration with .NET, and the abundance of cmdlets, PowerShell is quickly becoming the management interface of choice for enterprise applications.

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