Windows PowerShell in Action, Second Edition

Bruce Payette

May 2011 | 1016 pages | B&W
ISBN: 9781935182139

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Windows Powershell in Action, Second Edition is a completely revised edition of the bestselling book on PowerShell, written by Bruce Payette, one of the founding members of the Windows PowerShell team, codesigner of the PowerShell language, and the principal author of the PowerShell language implementation. The definitive book on PowerShell V2.

About the Technology

Windows PowerShell transformed the way administrators and developers interact with Windows. PowerShell, an elegant dynamic language from Microsoft, lets you script administrative tasks and control Windows from the command line. Because it's a full-featured, first-class Windows programming language, programmers and power-users can now do things in a shell that previously required VB, VBScript, or C#.

About the Book

This expanded, revised, and updated Second Edition preserves the original's crystal-clear introduction to PowerShell and adds extensive coverage of v2 features such as advanced functions, modules, and remoting. It includes full chapters on these topics and also covers new language elements and operators, events, Web Services for Management, and the PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment.

The First Edition's coverage of batch scripting and string processing, COM, WMI, and .NET have all been significantly revised and expanded. The book includes many popular usage scenarios and is rich in interesting examples that will spark your imagination. This is the definitive book on PowerShell v2!

Who Should Read It

Written for developers and administrators with intermediate level scripting knowledge. No prior experience with PowerShell is required.

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About the Author

Bruce Payette is a founding member of the PowerShell team at Microsoft. He is codesigner and principal author of the PowerShell language.

Praise for the First Edition of Windows PowerShell in Action

“The book on PowerShell, it has all the secrets.”
—James Truher, PowerShell Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

“Bruce is a walking encyclopedia of every good, bad, solid, and wacky language idea that has been tried... This is a book that only Bruce could have written.”
—Jeffrey Snover, from the Foreword

“If all it had going for it was the authoratative pedigree of the writer, it might be worth it, but it's also well-written, well-organized, and thorough, which I think makes it invaluable as both a learning tool and a reference.”

“ encyclopedic tome of PowerShell scripting bringing the reader through the basics with simple shell scripts through powerful and flexible scripts any Windows systems administrator will find immediately useful.”

“[It gives you] inside information, excellent examples, and a colorful writing style.”
Marc van Orsouw (MOW) PowerShell MVP

“The nuances of PowerShell from the lead language designer himself! Excellent content and easy readability!”
—Keith Hill, Software Architect

“I love this book!”
—Scott Hanselman

“There's no better way to learn PowerShell than from someone on the core PowerShell team - and that's exactly what you get with this book.”
—Joe Topjian,


“This book deserves a 5/5 rating, so if you are keen on making Windows work harder for you, then this is a MUST read!”
Adrian Png