Windows PowerShell is a command-line
shell and scripting environment program included in Windows 7
that brings the power of the .NET Framework to command-line users and script writers to help IT professionals and power users control and automate the administration of the Windows operating system and applications that run on Windows. It introduces a number of powerful new concepts that enables you to extend the knowledge you have gained and the scripts you have created within the Windows Command Prompt and Windows Script Host environments.
The Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) is a host application that enables you to write, run, and test scripts and modules in a friendly environment. Key features such as syntax-coloring, tab completion, visual debugging, Unicode-compliance, and context-sensitive Help provide a rich scripting experience.
This tutorial will show you how to open the PowerShell Integrated System Environment (ISE). For more detailed information on PowerShell ISE, see: Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) Help