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.
My goal is to publish a new chapter at least every two weeks and the book will be completed in 2017.
About the Author
Mike F Robbins is a Microsoft MVP on Windows PowerShell and a SAPIEN Technologies MVP. He is a co-author of Windows PowerShell TFM 4th Edition and is a contributing author of a chapter in the PowerShell Deep Dives book. Mike has written guest blog articles for the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog, PowerShell Magazine, and PowerShell.org. He is the winner of the advanced category in the 2013 PowerShell Scripting Games. 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.