Take PowerShell beyond simple scripts and build time-saving automations for your team, your users, and the world.
In Practical Automation with PowerShell you will learn how to:
Build PowerShell functions to automate common and complex tasks
Create smart automations that are adaptable to new challenges
Structure your code for sharing and reusability
Store and secure your automations
Execute automations with Azure Automation, Azure Functions, and Jenkins
Share your automations with your team and non-technical colleagues
Store and retrieve data, credentials, and variables
Use source control solutions to maintain and test code changes
Provide front-end UI solutions for PowerShell automations
Practical Automation in PowerShell reveals how you can use PowerShell to build automation solutions for a huge number of common admin and DevOps tasks. It takes you beyond scripting basics and shows you how to handle the unforeseen complexities that can keep automations from becoming reusable and resilient. You’ll discover tools and platforms that let you share your automations with your team and even roll them out to non-technical users through easy-to-understand Sharepoint frontends.
about the technology
Most repetitive tasks you face as an administrator or DevOps engineer can be automated using PowerShell. Mastering the basics of this powerful language, along with some best practices for saving and sharing your automations, can radically improve the consistency and efficiency of your work.
about the book
Practical Automation with PowerShell: Effective scripting from the console to the cloud teaches you how to build, organize, and share useful automations with PowerShell. You’ll start with development skills you might not have learned as a sysadmin, including techniques to help you structure and manage your code, and common pitfalls to avoid. You’ll quickly progress to essential factors for sharable automations, such as securely storing information, connecting to remote machines, and creating automations that can adapt to different use cases. Finally, you’ll take your automations out into the world. You’ll learn how to share them with your team or end users, and build front ends that allow non-technical people to run them at the touch of a button.
about the reader
For sysadmin and IT professionals who manage backend systems and use PowerShell on a daily basis.
about the author
Matthew Dowst has over 15 years of experience in IT management and consulting. For the past five years, he has worked as a Lead Architect of Managed Automations Solutions, developing new automations for enterprise customers.
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