PowerShell in Depth
An administrator's guide
Don Jones, Richard Siddaway, and Jeffery Hicks
  • February 2013
  • ISBN 9781617290558
  • 632 pages

By three of the best writers in the PowerShell community.

Mike Shepard, Jack Henry & Associates

PowerShell in Depth is the kind of book you'll want open on your desk most of the time. With 40 short chapters, each focused on a specific area of PowerShell, you'll be able to find the answers you need quickly. Each chapter is concise and to-the-point, so you can spend less time reading and more time getting down to the business at hand. It was written by three seasoned PowerShell experts, and every technique has been thoroughly tested. With this book in hand, you'll be able to consistently and quickly produce production quality, maintainable scripts that will save you countless hours of time and effort.

About the Technology

PowerShell is part of nearly everything a Windows administrator touches, and the soon-to-be-released version 3 adds still more powerful features for you to learn and use. With PowerShell you can securely and efficiently automate almost every aspect of your Windows system and servers.

About the book

Organized into 40 concise chapters, PowerShell in Depth is the go-to reference for administrators working with Windows PowerShell. Every major shell technique, technology, and tactic is explained and demonstrated, providing a comprehensive reference to almost everything an admin would do in the shell. Written by three experienced authors and PowerShell MVPs, this is the PowerShell book you'll keep next to your monitor--not on your bookshelf!

This book requires basic familiarity with PowerShell.

What's inside

  • Covers PowerShell 3.0
  • Automating time-consuming tasks
  • Managing HTML and XML data
  • Background jobs and scheduling
  • PowerShell security
  • Packaging and deploying scripts
  • Standard scripting conventions
  • Using the .NET Framework in PowerShell scripts
  • Much more

About the author

Don Jones, Jeffery Hicks, and Richard Siddaway are Microsoft MVPs who have collectively authored nearly three dozen books on PowerShell and Windows administration.


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