When we introduced the Exchange Management Shell with Exchange 2007, we included a banner every time the shell opens. This is what the banner looks like:
The top part of the banner includes common commands that should make your life easier if you’re brand new to the shell. Commands to discover cmdlets, find help, read the Exchange Team blog, and so on. The bottom part of the banner includes a “Tip of the Day”. Tips are usually short and contain examples of command syntax or how to take a complex task and turn it into a simple one-liner.
While we’ve included the banner with both Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010, we’ve never actually received any feedback about whether people actually like it, use it, or if it even just gets in their way. So, this is your opportunity to let us (well, us being me since I own this bit of the product 🙂 know whether you find it valuable. What can we do to improve either the top banner or the Tip of the Day, or both? Are there other often-used command examples that should be displayed in the top banner (keeping in mind that if we add something, an existing command likely needs to go due to space issues)? Are the commands in the Tip of the Day relevant to you? What types of tips do you wish you would see more of? Most importantly, have you ever discovered a command or way to do something via a Tip of the Day that you didn’t know before? I want to know!
Please use the comments to leave any feedback you might have. Alternately, you can use the “Email Blog Author” link to the right to send me a message directly.