Microsoft Scripting Host (Monad)

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A few weeks back I published a post about Microsoft’s plans to withdraw support for VBscript. One of my clients tipped me off a couple of days back with some more information about the new Microsoft Scripting Host (MSH) shell – codenamed Monad, which will be included in the Windows Server product codenamed Longhorn.

Windows and .NET Magazine reports that:

“Monad is a new administration scripting and automation solution for Longhorn. Although the technology is roughly 2 years away from being released, Monad appears to be Microsoft’s long-awaited comprehensive, consistent, and unified systems administration model designed from the ground up for Windows IT professionals…Monad will be the technology through which Microsoft and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) will enable their Windows applications to be managed from the command line and automated using shell scripts.”

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