Windows PowerShell in Action

Windows PowerShell in Action

by Bruce Payette, Richard Siddaway


$57.28 $59.99 Save 5% Current price is $57.28, Original price is $59.99. You Save 5%. View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Want it by Wednesday, October 24?   Order by 12:00 PM Eastern and choose Expedited Shipping at checkout.
    Same Day shipping in Manhattan. 
    See Details


Windows PowerShell in Action by Bruce Payette, Richard Siddaway


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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633430297
Publisher: Manning Publications Company
Publication date: 09/28/2017
Pages: 904
Sales rank: 116,919
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.10(d)

About the Author

Bruce Payette is a founding member of the PowerShell team at Microsoft. He is codesigner and principal author of the PowerShell language.

Richard Siddaway is a multi-year PowerShell MVP, author, speaker and blogger with many years of experience using PowerShell.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Windows Powershell in Action 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
blahcubed More than 1 year ago
The page numbers in the index do not in anyway correlate with the page numbers that the content is actually found on. Which makes using this book as a reference next to useless. The real shame is the content of the book is top notch giving true insight not only into the syntax of the language but also into what went into the formation of the PowerShell language. Fingers crossed that the second edition fixes this major flaw.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago