Windows PowerShell in Action

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Manning Publications, Sep 28, 2017 - COMPUTERS - 904 pages


Windows PowerShell in Action, Third Edition is the definitive guide to PowerShell, now revised to cover PowerShell 6.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

In 2006, Windows PowerShell reinvented the way administrators and developers interact with Windows. Today, PowerShell is required knowledge for Windows admins and devs. This powerful, dynamic language provides command-line control of the Windows OS and most Windows servers, such as Exchange and SCCM. And because it's a first-class .NET language, you can build amazing shell scripts and tools without reaching for VB or C#.

About the Book

Windows PowerShell in Action, Third Edition is the definitive guide to PowerShell, now revised to cover PowerShell 6. Written by language designer Bruce Payette and MVP Richard Siddaway, this rich book offers a crystal-clear introduction to the language along with its essential everyday use cases. Beyond the basics, you'll find detailed examples on deep topics like performance, module architecture, and parallel execution.

What's Inside

  • The best end-to-end coverage of PowerShell available
  • Updated with coverage of PowerShell v6
  • PowerShell workflows
  • PowerShell classes
  • Writing modules and scripts
  • Desired State Configuration
  • Programming APIs and pipelines

About the Reader

Written for intermediate-level developers and administrators.

About the Authors

Bruce Payette is codesigner and principal author of the Power-Shell language. Richard Siddaway is a longtime PowerShell MVP, author, speaker, and blogger.

Table of Contents

  • Welcome to PowerShell
  • Working with types
  • Operators and expressions
  • Advanced operators and variables
  • Flow control in scripts
  • PowerShell functions
  • Advanced functions and scripts
  • Using and authoring modules
  • Module manifests and metadata
  • Metaprogramming with scriptblocks and dynamic code
  • PowerShell remoting
  • PowerShell workflows
  • PowerShell Jobs
  • Errors and exceptions
  • Debugging
  • Working with providers, files, and CIM
  • Working with .NET and events
  • Desired State Configuration
  • Classes in PowerShell
  • The PowerShell and runspace APIs
  • Appendix - PowerShell 6.0 for Windows, Linux, and MacOS

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Manning was kind enough to send me the eBook version of PowersShell In Action to review. At right around 1000 pages, you certainly couldn't ask for a more detailed book on PowerShell; nor could you ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

Bruce Payette is a founding member of the PowerShell team at Microsoft. He is codesigner and principal author of the PowerShell language.

Richard Siddaway is a multi-year PowerShell MVP, author, speaker and blogger with many years of experience using PowerShell.

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