Another way to get Monad -- WinFX
For those of you that haven’t yet downloaded Monad through BetaPlace, you now have another option – Beta1 of the WinFX SDK! This is not an NDA release, unlike BetaPlace. Here’s a direct link to the download page.
“The WinFX SDK contains documentation, samples and tools designed to help you develop managed applications and libraries using WinFX, which is the set of next-generation managed APIs provided by Microsoft."
If you decide to install only portions of the SDK, Monad is one of the products installed in the “Tools and Build Environment” part of the package.
Let me say one thing, though. We take your input very seriously. The comments and feedback that you provide to us in the BetaPlace newsgroup helps us make the product better for you, and future customers. If you install via the WinFX SDK, please still make the effort to let us know what you think via email, and comments in our blogs.
[Edit: Monad has now been renamed to Windows PowerShell. This script or discussion may require slight adjustments before it applies directly to newer builds.]