I got this post in my inbox this morning and needed to forward it around, free books are always a good thing! Powershell MVP Keith Hill has published an eBook which contains much of the contents of his blog. It’s now downloadable from his blog on Spaces.
Here’s a sample of the contents:
- Item 1: Four Cmdlets that are the Keys to Discovery within Powershell
- Key #1: Get-Command
- Key #2: Get-Help
- Key #3: Get-Member
- Key #4: Get-PSDrive
- Powershell 2.0 Update
- Item 2: Understanding Output
- Output is Always a .NET Object
- Function Output Consists of Everything That Isn't Captured
- Other Types of Output That Can't Be Captured
- Item 3: Know What Objects Are Flowing Down the Pipeline
- Item 4: Output Cardinality - Scalars, Collections and Empty Sets - Oh My!
- Working with Scalars
- Working with Collections
- Working with Empty Sets
- Item 5: Use the Objects, Luke. Use the Objects!
- Item 6: Know Your Output Formatters
- Item 7: Understanding PowerShell Parsing Modes
- Item 8: Understanding ByPropertyName Pipeline Bound Parameters
- Item 9: Understanding ByValue Pipeline Bound Parameters
- Item 10: Regular Expressions - One of the Power Tools in Powershell
Virtual Powershell User Group
And on a related topic, another Powershell MVP, Marco Shaw back in Canada has established a Virtual Powershell User Group. The group has been meeting monthly via LiveMeeting over the last number of months with a MVP’s and Microsoft staff presenting on a variety of Powershell related topics. All of the past meetings have been recorded are available for viewing at the link below.