/n software NetCmdlets released beta 2 of their network-related PowerShell cmdlets yesterday.
They've added a handy get-nntp cmdlet which I like. I also like their get-http, and get-imap/send-imap cmdlets.
Definitely saves me time from trying to write my own scripts using .NET hooks.
I'll be blogging about it more, and also trying to incorporate NetCmdlets into my AWS series.