Some of you may of heard about this already, but it's recently been announced that PowerShell will be in the Microsoft Common Engineering Criteria for 2009.
What is the Common Engineering Criteria?
The Common Engineering Criteria is a set of criteria that each Microsoft server product should adhere to. The criteria was set up in 2005 and has been updated each year with a new set of requirements. The word on the street is that in 2009, PowerShell support will be added to this list, meaning that from 2009 all server products that are released should have full PowerShell support. Wahoo!
For more details on the Common Engineering Criteria check out the homepage: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/cer/allcriteria.mspx
For a checklist of the current criteria, and a report on which products implement them, check out this link: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/cer/report.mspx
So to all those that haven't learnt PowerShell yet ... it is time. PowerShell is not going away!