Allow Powershell scripts to run as Role startup tasks
Currently, if you want to use Powershell commands to set up the environment for your Azure worker role, you need to invoke the command via an awkward batch file syntax which isn't especially intuitive to those unfamiliar with the standard command-line. It would be a timesaver to be able to just specify a .ps1 file the role's definition and have the script execute.
Since Powershell is the modern command-line administration interface for all modern Windows systems, it would nice to have support for it on-par with the classic command-line.
Good feedback. We’ll take a look at making PS scripts first-class citizens.