PowerShell is a task automation and configuration management framework from Microsoft, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language. Initially a Windows component only, known as Windows PowerShell, it was made open-source and cross-platform on 18 August 2016 with the introduction of PowerShell Core. The former is built on.NET Framework while the latter on.NET Core. Paradigm: Imperative, pipeline, object-oriented, functional and reflective Designed by: Jeffrey Snover, Bruce Payette, James Truher (et al.) Developer: Microsoft