Windows Powershell in Action

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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

  1. Welcome to PowerShell
  2. Working with types
  3. Operators and expressions
  4. Advanced operators and variables
  5. Flow control in scripts
  6. PowerShell functions
  7. Advanced functions and scripts
  8. Using and authoring modules
  9. Module manifests and metadata
  10. Metaprogramming with scriptblocks and dynamic code
  11. PowerShell remoting
  12. PowerShell workflows
  13. PowerShell Jobs
  14. Errors and exceptions
  15. Debugging
  16. Working with providers, files, and CIM
  17. Working with .NET and events
  18. Desired State Configuration
  19. Classes in PowerShell
  20. The PowerShell and runspace APIs
  21. Appendix - PowerShell 6.0 for Windows, Linux, and MacOS
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