PowerWF v2.7 Simplifies Windows Automation

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Devfarm Software, a Windows 8 Launch Partner, today announced the release of version 2.7 of the award winning PowerWF. With this release, PowerWF begins the transition from a popular PowerShell workflow orchestration tool to a complete windows automation platform.

PowerWF - one-click automation solutions for many common IT and VMware administrative tasks

PowerWF - one-click automation solutions for many common IT and VMware administrative tasks

PowerWF has always provided a powerful authoring environment,” said PowerWF Product Manager Kirk Munro. “This version ensures that users gain the benefits of automation even before exploring PowerWF’s authoring experience.

Devfarm Software, a Windows 8 Launch Partner, today announced the release of version 2.7 of the award winning PowerWF. With this release, PowerWF begins the transition from a popular PowerShell workflow orchestration tool to a complete windows automation platform.

For the past 3 years PowerWF has seamlessly combined Windows PowerShell with Workflow technologies to provide users with PowerShell Orchestration. PowerWF provides a rich automation platform that lets IT Administrators harness the strengths and versatility of Windows PowerShell with a workflow Orchestration layer required to cross technical disciplines.

The latest version of PowerWF provides instant return on investment with one-click automation solutions for many common IT and VMware administrative tasks. The solutions can be run as-is, or easily modified using PowerWF’s visual authoring environment.

“The focus of this release has been jump starting the automation process,” said Ben Vierck, CTO of Devfarm Software. “We want our users to see the value of automation as soon as they launch the product.”

“PowerWF has always provided a powerful authoring environment,” added PowerWF Product Manager Kirk Munro. “This version ensures that users gain the benefits of automation even before exploring PowerWF’s authoring experience.”

PowerWF’s new features include:

  •     New Start Page - Immediately run dozens of automation workflows included with the product and leverage the power of Workflow and PowerShell without requiring the technical knowledge behind the automation scripts.
  •     Improved Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM) support - Deploy management packs right from the Start Page. Management Packs for SCSM include: automatically close resolved incidents; expire inactive problem announcements; cancel pending activities for closed change requests; identify problems from incident trends; notify incident authors about unresolved incidents; and retrieving SCSM statistics.
  •     Improved Toolbox Search - search using command names or keywords.

PowerSE’s new features include:

  •     Easier Breakpoint Management - Breakpoints pane shows all breakpoints set in the scripting environment. Manage breakpoints using the breakpoint cmdlets.
  •     Breakpoints Preserved Across Sessions - Allows continued debugging of PowerShell scripts from one session to the next, even if the file is closed inside PowerSE.
  •     Improved Help Search - search using keywords topic headings. PowerSE includes a keyword search in command descriptions to allow users to discover commands using related terms, such as “vMotion”.

PowerWF and PowerSE can be downloaded from http://powerwf.com/misc/download.aspx

About Devfarm Software:
Founded in 2008, St. Louis Missouri based Devfarm Software’s mission is to build world-class products to simplify and automate the daily activities of IT administrators. Devfarm Software’s flagship product, PowerWF Studio delivers on this dream by leveraging Windows Workflow Foundation and PowerShell to innovate in the Administration, Virtualization, Service Desk and Monitoring spaces.

PowerVI extends this vision to simplify the automation needs of VMware administrators by allowing PowerShell scripts to be easily executed directly from the vSphere Client.

For additional information, please visit the PowerWF website at http://powerwf.com or email Devfarm Software at sales(at)devfarm(dot)com.

For questions about this release, send an email to PR(at)devfarm(dot)com or contact Devfarm Software at:

Devfarm Software, Attn: Public Relations, 2008 Altom Ct, St. Louis, MO 63146, 314.590.5800

PowerWF and Devfarm Software are trademarks of Devfarm Software, USA. PowerShell, System Center, Service Manager and Windows are registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation, USA. VMware, vMotion and vSphere are registered trademarks of VMware. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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