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Microsoft Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Look

Adam Driscoll

A quick, succinct guide to the new and exciting features in PowerShell 3.0 with this book and ebook
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849686440
Paperback200 pages

About This Book

  • Explore and experience the new features found in PowerShell 3.0
  • Understand the changes to the language and the reasons why they were implemented
  • Discover new cmdlets and modules available in Windows 8 and Server 8
  • Quickly get up to date with the latest version of Powershell with concise descriptions and simple examples

Who This Book Is For

Administrators or power users looking to quickly learn and explore the new features of PowerShell 3.0 will find this book handy. Prior experience of Powershell is not required but may make some topics easier to understand.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Find What You're Looking for
The Show-Command cmdlet
Updatable contextual help
The auto-discovery cmdlet
Chapter 2: Usability Enhancements
The problem with Where-Object and ForEach-Object
Enhancements to tab completion
Improvements to Get-ChildItem
Chapter 3: Improved Administration
Scheduling jobs
Chapter 4: Windows Workflow in PowerShell
Understanding Windows Workflow
Integrating Windows Workflow with PowerShell
Limitations of PowerShell workflows
Using PowerShell workflows in Visual Studio
Chapter 5: Using the Common Informational Model
Introduction to the CIM IDE
Implementing a simple WMI provider
Automatically creating provider cmdlets
Differences between the CIM and WMI cmdlets
Exploring the new CIM cmdlets
Chapter 6: New and Improved PowerShell Hosts
Installing the Windows PowerShell Web Access feature
Working with the PowerShell Web Access console
Enhancements to the PowerShell ISE
Chapter 7: Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Modules and Cmdlets
Core modules
Standard modules
Roles and feature based modules
Other modules

What You Will Learn

  • Use enhancements to modules such as updatable help and cmdlet auto discovery
  • Harness the Show-Command to view commands and help in a graphical user interface
  • Employ the new usability improvements to cmdlets such as Where-Object and Get-ChildItem
  • Develop and utilize Windows Workflow for PowerShell
  • Install and configure the PowerShell web service
  • Understand the basics of new Windows Management Implementation features
  • Discover many of the new built-in cmdlet offerings found in Windows 8 and Windows Server 8

In Detail

In an ever growing and changing computer industry, learning how to manage systems effectively is necessary for any administrator. The new features in PowerShell 3.0 extend the already impressive language to support new features that makes working with complex and distributed systems simpler and faster.

Microsoft Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Look offers a quick look into the new features available in the most recent version of the language. Quick, to-the-point examples ensure that you will be able to easily understand the new features.

Starting with simple syntactical changes all the way through Windows Worflow integration, you will learn through concise feature analysis and simple examples.

Throughout this book you will get to grips with changes to the language to aid usability – making administrators' lives easier. New features will be explored such as Windows Workflow integration and extended WMI capabilities. This book includes a chapter outlining some of the most important new cmdlets and modules found in Windows 8 and Windows Server 8.

Microsoft Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Look will provide a jump start for administrators or power users who want to grasp new features, language changes, and cmdlet offerings found in the new version of Microsoft PowerShell.


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