Microsoft Windows Powershell Programming for the Absolute Beginner / Edition 1

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Overview

Microsoft has finally answered the prayers of system administrators and developers everywhere through the introduction of Windows PowerShell, a new scripting technology that enables the automation of system management tasks and the creation of system management tools. PowerShell runs on Windows XP, 2003, and Vista. Exchange Server 2007 and System Center Operations Manager 2007 will be built on Windows PowerShell. Unlike traditional Windows shell scripting, PowerShell scripting is object based and is designed to work with the .NET framework. Microsoft Windows PowerShell Programming for the Absolute Beginner teaches readers how to program using Microsoft's new PowerShell scripting language through the creation of computer games. No prior knowledge of programming in any language is required. Topics covered include the Windows PowerShell Command Line, object based scripting with .NET, writing PowerShell Scripts, working with variables, arrays and hashes, implementing conditional logic, using loops to process data, organizing scripts using functions, basic system administration, and much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598633542
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/19/2006
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerry Lee Ford, Jr. is an author, educator, and an IT professional with more than 18 years of experience in information technology, including roles as an automation analyst, technical manager, technical support analyst, automation engineer, and security analyst. Jerry has a master's degree in business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. He is the author of 22 other books and co-author of 2 additional books. His published works include AppleScript Studio Programming for the Absolute Beginner, Microsoft Windows Shell Scripting for the Absolute Beginner, Perl Programming for the Absolute Beginner, Beginning REALbasic, Microsoft Windows Shell Scripting and WSH Administrator's Guide, VBScript Professional Projects, and Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition Programming for the Absolute Beginner. He has more than five years of experience as an adjunct instructor teaching networking courses in information technology. Jerry lives in Richmond, Virginia, with his wife, Mary, and their children, William, Alexander,and Molly.

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Table of Contents

Introduction PART I. WINDOWS POWERSHELL BASICS Chapter 1 Introducing Windows PowerShell Chapter 2 Interacting with the Windows PowerShell Command Line Chapter 3 Object Based Scripting with .NET PART II. LEARNING HOW TO WRITE POWERSHELL SCRIPTS Chapter 4 Working with Variables, Arrays and Hashes Chapter 5 Implementing Conditional Logic Chapter 6 Using Loops to Process Data Chapter 7 Organizing Scripts using Functions PART III. ADVANCED TOPICS Chapter 8 Working with Files and Folders Chapter 9 Basic System Administration Chapter 10 Debugging PowerShell Scripts PART IV. APPENDICES Appendix A What's on the Companion Web Site? Appendix B What Next?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2007

    Learning while having fun!

    This is a well architected book that is very well laid out. You can tell the author put time and strategy into writing this book. He's got talent. I learned PS and had fun while doing it. He takes you step by step and explains his actions in an easy to understand format 'especially for a beginner like me'. I would definitely recommend this book for content and ease of reading while having fun. I look forward to other books by this author.

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