This new book diving very deep into powershell with a large number of authors from the PowerShell community. One of the authors is Jonathan Medd, which is also co-author of another book called VMware PowerCLI Reference. I'm sure you know this book too. PowerShell is used in Windows administration for many years and it evolved to a point, where you don't ask yourself why using it, but how to get started effectively and what resource to have.
The PowerShell Deep Dives book has a quite volume – 464 pages. It's not a book which you'll read in two days, but I would consider it as a long term investment. The book is divided into four parts with a total of twenty eight chapters. The paper book can be pre-ordered at Amazon with nice discount – $17.15 (34%). The book's normal price there is $49.99.
About the book:
PowerShell Deep Dives is a trove of essential techniques and practical guidance. It is rich with insights from experts who won them through years of experience. The book's 28 chapters, grouped in four parts (Administration, Scripting, Development, and Platforms), were hand-picked by four section editors: Jeffery Hicks, Richard Siddaway, Oisín Grehan, and Aleksandar Nikolić.
The book's authors:
Editors Jeffery Hicks, Richard Siddaway, Oisín Grehan, and Aleksandar Nikolić are joined by PowerShell experts Chris Bellée, Bartek Bielawski, Robert C. Cain, Jim Christopher, Adam Driscoll, Josh Gavant, Jason Helmick, Don Jones, Ashley McGlone, Jonathan Medd, Ben Miller, James O’Neill, Arnaud Petitjean, Vadims Podans, Karl Prosser, Boe Prox, Matthew Reynolds, Mike Robbins, Donabel Santos, Will Steele, Trevor Sullivan, and Jeff Wouters.
All the Chapters – Table of Contents
PART 1 POWERSHELL ADMINISTRATION
- Diagnosing and troubleshooting PowerShell remoting
- CIM sessions 22
- Collecting and analyzing performance counter data
- TCP port communications with PowerShell
- Managing systems through a keyhole
- Using PowerShell to audit user logon events
- Managing and administering a certification authority database with PowerShell
- Using PowerShell to reduce Active Directory token bloat
PART 2 POWERSHELL SCRIPTING
- The 10 PowerShell scripting commandments
- Avoiding the pipeline
- A template for handling and reporting errors
- Tips and tricks for creating complex or advanced HTML reports with PowerShell
- Using and “abusing” dynamic parameters
- PowerShell type formatting
- Scalable scripting for large data sets: pipeline and database techniques
- Building your own WMI-based cmdlets
- Turning command-line tools into PowerShell tools
PART 3 POWERSHELL FOR DEVELOPERS
- Using Source Control Software with PowerShell
- Inline .NET code
- PowerShell and XML: better together
- Adding automatic remoting to advanced functions and cmdlets
- Taming software builds (and other complicated processes) with psake
PART 4 POWERSHELL PLATFORMS
- PowerShell and the SQL Server provider
- Creating flexible subscriptions in SSRS
- Inventory database table statistics using PowerShell SQL Server Management Objects
- WSUS and PowerShell
- Provisioning IIS web servers and sites with PowerShell
- Active Directory Group Management application
I'd like to quote the part about a promo code from Jonathan's blog:
If you are quick you can get 50% off today (25/07/2013) if buying from Manning with code dotd0725cc . Also good for PowerShell (in Depth|and WMI).
All of the authors and editors of the book have donated any royalties to Save the Children, so I would doubly encourage you to buy a copy of this book!
- Amazon's Page
- Electronic copy available NOW – through this link at Manning Publications, which costs $39.99
Source: Jonathan Medd