I Think I know What I Want To Learn Next

by Matt on December 12, 2008

I had mentioned a while back that I was thinking about venturing back into programming.  I think I know what I am going to work on.  I want to learn Windows PowerShell and with some .Net mixed in.  I am planning on making it a goal at work as well.

Microsoft Windows PowerShell command line shell and scripting language helps IT professionals achieve greater control and productivity. Using a new admin-focused scripting language, more than 130 standard command line tools, and consistent syntax and utilities, Windows PowerShell allows IT professionals to more easily control system administration and accelerate automation. Windows PowerShell is easy to adopt, learn, and use, because it works with your existing IT infrastructure and existing script investments, and because it runs on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2003. Windows PowerShell is now included as part of Windows Server 2008 and can be evaluated in Windows Server 2008 Beta 3. Exchange Server 2007, System Center Operations Manager 2007, System Center Data Protection Manager V2, and System Center Virtual Machine Manager also leverage Windows PowerShell to improve administrator control, efficiency, and productivity.

It will stretch me which is always good.  I need to pick up a good reference/howto book which will work in conjuction with many online resoucres.  Does anybody have any sugestions for either?

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Stephen Mills December 12, 2008 at 4:43 pm

For the PowerShell basics I would suggest “PowerShell in Action” and “Powershell: TFM”. Both are good and are slightly differently targeted.

Matt December 17, 2008 at 10:15 pm

Thanks Stephen! The funny thing is that I had “PowerShell in Action” already in my Amazon cart. Thanks for the recommendation. I should be getting it soon.

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