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Travis Plunk, James Petty, Tyler Leonhardt, Don Jones, Jeffery Hicks
Foreword by Don Jones
  • March 2022
  • ISBN 9781617296963
  • 360 pages
  • printed in black & white
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This book breaks out of the Windows operating system and treats PowerShell as a true global citizen: you’ll find examples applicable whether you’re running PowerShell on Windows, Linux, or macOS.

From the Foreword by Don Jones
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Designed for busy IT professionals, this innovative guide will take you from the basics to PowerShell proficiency through 25 tutorials you can do in your lunch break.

In Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Fourth Edition you will learn:

  • Discoverability with the Help system
  • Background jobs and automation techniques
  • Simple scripting to automate repetitive tasks
  • Managing cloud services from major cloud providers
  • Extending PowerShell with commands
  • Common syntax and commands cheat sheet

Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Fourth Edition is a task-focused guide for administering your systems using PowerShell. It covers core language features and admin tasks, with each chapter a mini-tutorial you can easily complete in under an hour. Discover how PowerShell works on different operating systems, and start automating tasks so they take just a few seconds to complete. No previous scripting experience required.

The book is based on the bestselling Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches by community legends Don Jones and Jeffery Hicks. PowerShell team members Travis Plunk and Tyler Leonhardt and Microsoft MVP James Petty have updated this edition to the latest version of PowerShell, including its multi-platform expansion into Linux and macOS.

about the technology

PowerShell gives you complete command line control over admin tasks like adding users, exporting data, and file management. Whether you’re writing one-liners or building complex scripts to manage cloud resources and CI/CD pipelines, PowerShell can handle the task. And now that PowerShell is truly cross-platform, you don’t have to switch scripting languages when you move between Windows, Linux, and macOS.

about the book

Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Fourth Edition is a new edition of the bestseller that introduced PowerShell to over 100,000 readers. With bite-sized lessons and hands-on exercises, this amazing book guides you from your first command to writing and debugging reusable scripts for Windows, Linux, and macOS. Set aside just an hour a day and you’ll soon be tackling increasingly complex automation tasks with PowerShell.

what's inside

  • Discoverability with the Help system
  • PowerShell on macOS and Linux
  • Background jobs and automation techniques
  • Managing cloud services from major cloud providers
  • Common syntax and commands cheat sheet

about the reader

No previous experience with PowerShell or Bash required.

about the authors

James Petty is CEO of PowerShell.org and The DevOps Collective, and a Microsoft MVP. Travis Plunk is an engineer on the PowerShell team. Tyler Leonhardt is an engineer on Visual Studio Code. Don Jones and Jeffery Hicks are the original authors of Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches.

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A detailed and systematic approach for anyone wanting to learn PowerShell quickly.

Rick Michaels, L3Harris

Real-world examples in a fun and easily digested format. Great way to spend a lunch hour and learn something in the process!

Bruce Bergman, Lytx

Really helpful book for understanding PowerShell, which is a must-have skillset for anyone working in DevOps.

Jean-Sebastien Gervais, École de technologie supérieure
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