Why PowerShell?
Why PowerShell?
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Why PowerShell?

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Completed on 2018-10-28

About the Book

Ever wonder why PowerShell is a thing, or find yourself having to explain it to someone else? Here's a concise guide that does just that.

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The DevOps Collective, Inc.
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Table of Contents

  • Why PowerShell?
  • A Brief Overview
  • Why Scripting? Why a Shell?
  • Why PowerShell?
    • PowerShell is both a command-line shell and scripting language
    • PowerShell can interact with a dizzying number of technologies.
    • PowerShell is object-based.
    • PowerShell isn’t going away.
    • Consolidate and multiply your learning
    • In Windows, PowerShell’s really the only option
  • The Business Story
  • Where can you learn more?
  • Why PowerShell Remoting? (While We’re Answering “Whys”)
    • Comparing Remoting to what came before
    • But here’s the best reason

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