Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition
Don Jones and Jeffery D. Hicks
  • November 2012
  • ISBN 9781617291081
  • 368 pages
  • printed in black & white

Extremely useful as a tutorial and a reference!

Bennett Scharf, MountainView Servicing Group

Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for administrators. Just set aside one hour a day -- lunchtime would be perfect -- for a month, and you'll be automating Windows tasks faster than you ever thought possible. You'll start with the basics -- what is PowerShell and what can you do with it. Then, you'll move systematically through the techniques and features you'll use to make your job easier and your day shorter.

About the Technology

PowerShell is both a language and an administrative shell with which you can control and automate nearly every aspect of Windows. It accepts and executes commands immediately, and you can write scripts to manage most Windows servers like Exchange, IIS, and SharePoint.

About the book

This book is a tutorial designed for busy administrators. Just set aside one hour a day for a month and you'll learn all the practical techniques you need to make your job easier and your day shorter. This totally revised book covers new PowerShell features that run on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and later. This edition is appropriate for PowerShell version 3 and later.

What's inside

  • Learn PowerShell from the beginning -- no experience required!
  • Covers PowerShell 3 and later running on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and later
  • Each lesson should take you one hour or less

About the reader

Experience with Windows administration is helpful. No programming experience is assumed.

About the authors

Powershell MVPs Don Jones and Jeffery Hicks bring years as successful trainers to this concise, easy-to-follow book. Don blogs at PowerShell.com and you can find Jeff at jdhitsolutions.com/blog.


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This second edition is even better than the first—a must-have.

David Moravec, PowerShell.cz

Get up to speed quickly!

Keith Hill, Windows PowerShell MVP Technologies

Learning PowerShell made easy.

Rajesh Attaluri, nvestec