Background "jobs" and PowerShell
A lot of people have asked whegther Windows PowerShell can do UNIX job handling. The paraphrase an old management salesperson joke, “YES – YOU can do UNIX job handling with Windows PowerShell” (which means you have to do it yourself).
Jim Truher shows you how in his latest blog entry:
Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]
Windows PowerShell/Aspen Architect
Visit the Windows PowerShell Team blog at: http://blogs.msdn.com/PowerShell
Visit the Windows PowerShell ScriptCenter at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/hubs/msh.mspx
NOTE: (Added January 5th, 2009) – PowerShell V2 has cmdlets to support asynchronous Jobs