Windows PowerShell v3 is likely to ship with Windows 8, and it’s likely that releases for “downlevel†versions of Windows (Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2 -- but not Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP) will be released within a month or two, if not on the same day. This article covers some of the key new things to know about this major update to the popular scripting language.