Chapter 2. CIM sessions
PowerShell v3 introduces a great deal of new functionality. The biggest changes are associated with Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).
WMI is Microsoft’s implementation of the industry standard Common Information Model (CIM). With the Windows 8/2012 wave of products, Microsoft started moving to a more standards-based approach for WMI, and new terminology has emerged based on these changes.
With WMI in PowerShell v3, you get
- A new API
- New objects and .NET classes
- A new set of cmdlets
- CIM sessions
- The ability to create cmdlets from WMI classes
One chapter can’t cover all of these topics, so I’m going to concentrate on CIM sessions with a side trip through the CIM ...