Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches
Don Jones
  • April 2011
  • ISBN 9781617290213
  • 336 pages
  • printed in black & white
This title is out of print and no longer for sale.

A seminal guide to PowerShell. Highly recommended.

Ray Booysen, BNP Paribas

Second edition of this book is available

Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches is an innovative tutorial designed for busy administrators. Author Don Jones brings many years of successful training techniques to this concise, easy-to-follow book. Just set aside one hour a day—lunchtime would be perfect—for a month, and you'll be automating administrative tasks faster than you ever thought possible.

About the Technology

Windows has so many control panels, consoles, APIs, and wizards it's really hard to keep track of all the locations and settings you'll need. PowerShell is a godsend: it provides a single, unified administrative command line. It accepts and executes commands immediately. And it has in-built language features that will let you write scripts to control any Windows component, including servers like Exchange, IIS, and Sharepoint.

About the book

Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches is a newly designed tutorial for system administrators. Just set aside one hour a day—lunchtime would be perfect—for a month, and you'll be automating administrative tasks in a hurry. Author Don Jones combines his in-the-trenches experience with a unique teaching style to help you master the effective parts of PowerShell quickly and painlessly.

What's inside

  • Learn PowerShell 2 from the beginning-no experience required!
  • Written especially for administrators, not developers
  • Practical examples and reusable techniques in every concise 1-hour lesson

About the reader

The book is written for administrators, not developers.

About the author

Don Jones is a PowerShell MVP, speaker, and trainer. He developed the Microsoft PowerShell courseware and has taught PowerShell to more than 20,000 IT pros. Don writes the PowerShell column for TechNet Magazine and blogs for WindowsITPro.com.