- Series: Pocket Reference (O'Reilly)
- Paperback: 178 pages
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (June 6, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0596521782
- ISBN-13: 978-0596521783
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.4 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,575,387 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Lee Holmes is a developer on the Microsoft Windows PowerShell team and hasbeen an authoritative source of information about PowerShell since its earliestbetas. His vast experience with Windows PowerShell lets him integrate both the"how" and the "why" into discussions. Lee's integration with the PowerShell andadministration community (via newsgroups, mailing lists, and blogs) gives him agreat deal of insight into the problems faced by all levels of administrators andPowerShell users alike.
Top customer reviews
Overall this is a must-have. Holmes clearly knows his subject and presents it well. (He is a member of the PowerShell Development Team.) I may actually read this "reference" book. The quality is far and away superior to the other O'Reilly Pocket Reference books I've purchased. They gather dust on my shelf.
The content is substantial. Weighing in at 174 pages it dwarfs many O'Reilly Pocket References, yet is still highly portable.
Everyone knows that PowerShell users will want to read Windows PowerShell in Action for deeper understanding. I also like Windows PowerShell Cookbook: for Windows, Exchange 2007, and MOM V3 (also by Holmes) for examples that frequently help me get things working. Whatever else you get, you should have Windows PowerShell Pocket Reference.
I'm really happy to have received a copy of this book. It's really a simple, easy to read, concise book which contains all you need to get started with PowerShell. You can easy read the book in 1 or 2 days (that is, if you're reading from cover to cover). If you're near a computer, then you can always try to run the examples and even try some new things on your own (being a concise book, you'll find lots of references which you need to explore).
As you might expect, this is not a complete guide to Powershell. You won't also be getting info on how to build custom cmdlets or on how to extend Powershell.
Overall, I'd say this is a good reference book that you should have by your side if you're starting working with Powershell. I'm giving it 7/10.