As Hal Rottenberg pointed out earlier, some interesting news has surfaced about the next version of PowerShell (2.0?). According to an article about WinRM, there is a CTP of PowerShell coming before the end of the year and this CTP will support running cmdlets against remote computers using WinRM as the remote transport protocol. My bet is that this will be released at the TechEd IT Forum 2007 conference in November. Here’s the snippet from the article:
Something else to consider. Sometime before the end of the year an upgraded CTP (Community Technology Preview) version of Windows PowerShell will be released, an upgrade that will enable you to run most Windows PowerShell cmdlets against remote computers. The catch? This new version of Windows PowerShell also relies on WinRM as its remote transport protocol. If you’re interested in using Windows PowerShell to manage remote computers you’ll need to download and install WinRM on your Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 machines.
If you haven’t gotten up to speed on WinRM already, now’s the time to start!