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