We’ll have some great content coming soon, but the most common question I get with PowerShell is, “What book do you recommend?” So, until I get some content up, the books I recommend:
If you’re new to Windows PowerShell, Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches is a great place to start. Each chapter is designed to be completed during a lunch break, sitting at your desk working through the chapters. The scripts you’ll write build on themselves each chapter, refining and improving as you go. A great introduction to the language.
PowerShell in Depth: An administrator’s guide is a great book, covering the basics and way beyond. I find it indispensable as a reference tool, dog-earing my paper copy and searching my Kindle version quite often. Covers creating your own objects, advanced functions, working with .NET, working with databases, even building a GUI.
Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches is my favorite of the bunch. If you’re familiar with PowerShell and you regularly write scripts for other teams / administrators, you need this book. I’m obsessed with advanced functions, [CmdletBinding()], comment-based help, and write-output; so this is right up my alley. They cover proper tool design, ensuring your tool can work with a variety of inputs, as well as providing proper output that other commands can utilize. These techniques will take your scripting and reusable functions to a new level.