While I was researching how to deal with Forms Based Authentication from a script perspective, for my Audiocodes backup script(s), I stumbled upon Chocolatey. Chocolatey NuGet (love the name) is a Machine Package Manager similar to what RPMs are for Linux. This allows crazy simple install and uninstall of software from PowerShell... silently.
There are currently 1872 unique packages available and they install with a simple command like:
If you want to install Chocolatey just go to their home page and run the install command from within a cmd window. Then search for packages that are interesting to you...
Here are some that are my favorites so far:
Anyway... you get the idea... now go have some fun!