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If you seek robust, scalable scripting, you need Windows PowerShell. And if you want to apply Windows PowerShell automation to today's hottest technology areas, such as virtualized environments and cloud administration, this authoritative reference is exactly what you need. Four seasoned engineers who are well-known in the PowerShell community show you how to use Windows PowerShell 2.0 and apply the power of automation to desktops, servers, server apps, and the cloud.
Get up to speed on Windows PowerShell basics and what's new in Version 2.0
Learn how to automate tasks at the desktop, server, server app, and cloud levels
Tap Windows PowerShell for Microsoft Office 2010, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Microsoft Exchange Server tasks
Make use of cmdlets for Active Directory, Group Directory, SCOM, SharePoint administration, SQL Server, and more
Apply Windows PowerShell to virtualized environments, including Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, and Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop
Install and use the Windows Azure Service Management cmdlets
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Discover all that WindowsPowerShell 2.0 can do
Manage physical, virtual,and cloud environments
Explore modules, snap-ins,and third-party cmdlets
About the Author
Karl Mitschke is a systems engineer for the state of Montana. His focus is Microsoft Exchange administration, with an emphasis on Windows PowerShell.
Mark E. Schill is the President of the Atlanta PowerShell User group and maintains the powershellgroup.org site. He specializes in Citrix environments and task automation.
Tome Tanasovski is a Windows engineer for a Fortune 100 financial services firm and the leader of the New York City PowerShell User Group. He is a recipient of the Microsoft MVP award for Windows PowerShell.