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Here's the complete guide to Windows PowerShell 2.0 for administrators and developers

Windows PowerShell is Microsoft's next-generation scripting and automation language. This comprehensive volume provides the background that IT administrators and developers need in order to start using PowerShell automation in exciting new ways. It explains what PowerShell is, how to use the language, and specific ways to apply PowerShell in various technologies.

Windows PowerShell is Microsoft's standard automation tool and something that every Windows administrator will eventually have to understand; this book provides the background necessary to apply PowerShell automation.

  • Covers how to use the language and specific ways to apply PowerShell in a variety of scenarios

  • Addresses new features in the latest version of PowerShell and the additional functionality delivered by new products that provide direct or indirect ways to use PowerShell for scripting and automation purposes

  • Explores the language fundamentals and how to use PowerShell for desktop, server, server application, and virtualization/cloud situations

This thorough guide goes well beyond theory to offer real-world information and new scripting techniques, enabling administrators and developers to make the most of PowerShell 2.0.

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Average Rating: 3.5 out of 5 rating Based on 2 Ratings

"Not bad...but there are better" - by John Tyra on 07-JUN-2012
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Decent book, but there are better ones out there. "Windows PowerShell in Action, Second Edition" and the classic "Dummies" book are better. The problem with the PowerShell "Bible" is that it uses too many non-standard solutions. Don't teach me how to do something that *requires* me to go download some random piece of code that isn't already part of PowerShell. The other books accomplish the same tasks without requiring this crap, using the already built-in code.
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