Microsoft's command-line scripting shell, originally code-named "Monad," and known now as Windows PowerShell, is going to be part of Longhorn Server, after all.
In 2005, Microsoft officials admitted that it was iffy as to whether Monad would be integrated into Longhorn Server. They promised the technology would be built into some future Windows Server build, but not necessarily Longhorn Server.
At the Microsoft Management Summit in San Diego this week, however, Microsoft changed its tune and said that PowerShell will debut in Longhorn Server Beta 3, which is expected to go to testers in April. Jeffrey Snover, Windows Management Partner Architect and "father" of PowerShell, acknowledged the change in strategy on his blog on March 27.