Pro Windows PowerShell

Authors: Deshev, Hristo

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  • Addresses weaknesses in competing book: includes many real-world examples, content for both power users and developers, and more accessible scenarios
  • The PowerShell market is expanding and the tool’s inclusion with Windows Server 2008 will increase its popularity still more
  • Author has a reasonably strong blog platform and contacts within the Powershell team at Microsoft
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About this book

Windows power users have always envied their friends running UNIX machines for the ease of automation that they enjoy. The traditional Windows command–line shell, cmd.exe, has never been up to par with shells like bash or tcsh, especially when it comes to text processing and process automation.

Windows PowerShell changes all that. This next–generation shell is also a full–blown scripting environment with a real programming language that allows users to access every part of their operating system. Files, registry entries, and COM and .NET objects are all supported by PowerShell, which makes manipulating them a breeze.

Pro Windows PowerShell will show you how to use all this power in your own work. You'll discover the object–oriented features of the shell and how they help in extracting and manipulating data. You'll then learn how to use those features to solve real–world problems: manipulating files, working with text, monitoring systems, and performing operations over the network. The book serves as not only a tutorial, but also a reference: the “Real World” part is structured so that it can be read nonlinearly and used as a reference or a cookbook. And you'll find freely available tools and extensions that will help you do things even faster.

Pro Windows PowerShell is your best companion to the capabilities and power that PowerShell offers you.

About the authors

Hristo Deshev is a group product manager for Telerik, a leading vendor of ASP.NET controls (Telerik.com). He has been working on component development for the past several years, focusing on creating rich, highly interactive Ajax solutions. A major goal of his and his team is "taming web development" applying agile software engineering practices to create robust solutions targeting all modern web browsers and supporting multiple ASP.NET and Visual Studio .NET versions. You can reach Hristo via e-mail at hristo.deshev@telerik.com and on his blog at http://blogs.telerik.com/blogs/twisted_asp_net.

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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4302-0546-3
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  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $49.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-59059-940-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pro Windows PowerShell
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Hristo Deshev
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0546-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-0546-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-59059-940-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
493
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