I think this is probably my all-time favorite PowerShell prank, the PowerShell RickRoll.
Everything is Better in ASCII
In his article, Don’t like PowerShell? Get Over It And Get On With It, Jeff Hicks covers the reasons why PowerShell will soon be essential to a career in Windows systems administration.
You don’t have to be a master scripter, but you do need to know the basics of working with PowerShell and PowerShell Remoting.
Once you you take the time out to learn it, you’ll be glad you did.
India’s first PowerShell Based User Group, the New Delhi PowerShell User Group, has published a fun article on using the Speech Application Programming Interface (SAPI).
Useful for custom alerts and, of course, pranking coworkers.
PSCookieMonster (Warren Frame), has a great write-up on why you should switch to PowerShell for your automation needs, highly recommended.
RamblingCookieMonster has a great article available for getting started with GitHub, specifically with PowerShell projects.
I think that Git is completely required for serious scripting / development work. If you’ve never used it, check out this great, interactive tutorial at Code School.
The awesomely named Boe Prox wraps up PSBlogWeek with a great look at using Try / Catch in your PowerShell Advanced Functions. This post helped me to understand some of the intricacies of using Try / Catch within Advanced Functions. Definitely worth the read.