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Yesterday night we put PowerGUI 1.0.11 on the downloads page, I posted the announcement on my blog, and (eventually after my wife started threatening me with divorce) went to bed.
Today when I came to the office PowerGUI went well over 25K downloads – 500+ of which happened during the night, and my blog is having the best day ever with 1000+ visits already.
There are quite a few references on the web:
- Official Microsoft PowerShell blog
- “Reprints” in Tech on Q and DZone (you can vote for it in the latter, by the way).
- Microsoft Releases Updated PowerGUI with “Notepad for PowerShell” - I loved that one.
We are in the middle of incredible growth – the one we never had before, and I think in retrospect this is basically because a few factors played together in a perfect storm:
- We implemented a great feature – lightweight PowerShell editor – and significantly improved it thanks to internal feedback.
- We pre-announced the feature right before the weekend. This generated interest and made people wait for what was coming.
- The catchy name of the announcement – Notepad for PowerShell – helped as well.
- Good execution by the team on all sides: listening to feedback, implementing well, setting up perfect guerrilla marketing.
P.S. It keeps getting better: 2,000 blog hits and almost a 1,000 downloads at this point today!
Quest Software, PowerGUI, PowerShell