About the Book
Before PowerShell, I spent the first third of my career as an IT Pro pointing and clicking in the GUI and I decided to write this book to save IT Pros from themselves who are reluctant to learn PowerShell.
Instead of a book that just covers topics with fictitious scenarios, this book is more of a condensed version targeting the specific topics that I’ve found an IT Pro needs to know initially to be successful with PowerShell in a real world production environment. It’s a collection of what I wish someone would have told me when I started learning PowerShell along with the tips, tricks, and best practices that I've learned while using PowerShell during the past 10 years.
This book focuses on PowerShell version 5.1 in a Microsoft Active Directory domain environment running on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. All currently supported versions of Windows and previous versions of PowerShell beginning with PowerShell version 1.0 are briefly mentioned in this book.
This book is now offered for free, but my hope is that you'll consider making a small donation to help bootstrap others into the industry. All (100%) of the royalties from the sales of this book beginning on June 3rd, 2020 and later are donated to the OnRamp scholarship program. More information about the OnRamp track at the PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit and their scholarship program can be found on the PowerShell.org website.
About the Author
Mike F. Robbins is a Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP for Windows PowerShell. He is the creator of The PowerShell Conference Book, author of PowerShell 101: The No-Nonsense Beginner’s Guide to PowerShell, co-author of Windows PowerShell TFM 4th Edition, and a contributing author of a chapter in the PowerShell Deep Dives book. Mike is also the leader and co-founder of the Mississippi PowerShell User Group. He blogs at mikefrobbins.com and can be found on twitter @mikefrobbins.