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  • Blog Post: ebook deal of the week: Windows PowerShell Step by Step, Third Edition

    Save 50%! Buy here. This offer expires Sunday, February 14 at 7:00 AM GMT. This is today's definitive hands-on guide to automating Windows setup, deployment, and management with Windows PowerShell. Microsoft senior consultant Ed Wilson ("The Scripting Guy") fully illuminates every key PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: ebook deal of the week: Deploying and Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell

    Save 50%! Buy here. This offer expires Sunday, January 3 at 7:00 AM GMT. Through Active Directory and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) virtually all domain controller management can be performed with Windows PowerShell, whether in the cloud, on-premises, or a hybrid environment. This book will...
  • Blog Post: Sample chapter: Working with functions

    In Windows PowerShell, functions have moved to the forefront as the primary programming element used when writing Windows PowerShell scripts. After completing this chapter from Windows PowerShell Step by Step, Third Edition , you will be able to Understand functions. Use functions to...
  • Blog Post: Sample chapter: Overview of Windows PowerShell 5.0

    This chapter from Windows PowerShell Step by Step, 3rd Edition covers the basic use and capabilities of Windows PowerShell, how to install Windows PowerShell, how to use basic command-line utilities inside Windows PowerShell and access Windows PowerShell help, and run and get help on basic Windows PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: ebook deal of the week: Windows PowerShell Step by Step

    Save 50%! Buy here.   This offer expires Sunday, November 15 at 7:00 AM GMT. This is today's definitive hands-on guide to automating Windows setup, deployment, and management with Windows PowerShell. Microsoft senior consultant Ed Wilson ("The Scripting Guy") fully illuminates every key...
  • Blog Post: Watch Ed Wilson discuss Data Grooming live on YouTube tonight

    Ed Wilson—The Scripting Guy and author of Windows PowerShell Step by Step, Third Edition— is speaking about Data Grooming tonight! The session starts at 7pm EST. Stream it live here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_5wv6yn9_c Unable to watch the session live? No problem! The video will stay on YouTube...
  • Blog Post: New book: Windows PowerShell Step by Step, Third Edition

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Windows PowerShell Step by Step, Third Edition (ISBN 9780735675117), by Ed Wilson. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Your hands-on guide to Windows PowerShell scripting...
  • Blog Post: Sample chapter: Create and Manage Users and Groups in Active Directory

    In this chapter from Deploying and Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell: Tools for cloud-based and hybrid environments , learn how to create and manage users, groups, and OUs; how to filter against the properties of users, groups, and computers to selectively act on the results of that filter;...
  • Blog Post: Sample chapter: Deploy Your First Active Directory Forest and Domain

    In this chapter from Deploying and Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell: Tools for cloud-based and hybrid environments , Charlie Russel covers how to create a new Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) forest where one has never existed before. This is, in some ways, the easiest task you...
  • Blog Post: New book: Deploying and Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell: Tools for cloud-based and hybrid environments

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Deploying and Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell: Tools for cloud-based and hybrid environments (ISBN 9781509300655), by Charlie Russel. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent...
  • Blog Post: Great PowerShell Q&A on MVA

    PowerShell fans won’t want to miss this great new video on the Microsoft Virtual Academy! The First MCP Insider Series – “Ask me anything” featuring Jeffrey Snover and Jason Helmick is now up and ready to watch on MVA. This exciting new series allows MCPs to submit technical questions on the Born to...
  • Blog Post: Sample chapter: Using Windows PowerShell Remoting

    This chapter is from Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps , by Ed Wilson. With Windows PowerShell 3.0 running a command on a remote computer is as easy as running the command on your local computer; in some cases, it is even easier. Using Windows PowerShell remoting Configuring Windows PowerShell remoting...
  • Blog Post: From the MVPs: PowerShell and SQL Stored Procedure

    This is the 45 th in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). You can click the “MVPs” tag in the right column of our blog to see all the articles. Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award . MVPs freely share...
  • Blog Post: Windows PowerShell books and ebooks lineup

    We’ve seen a lot of buzz recently online about Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Press has products available to aid in the learning process – check them out below! Windows PowerShell Best Practices Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step
  • Blog Post: Sample chapter: Deploying Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controllers

    This sample chapter from Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 describes how to prepare for the deployment of Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controllers, how to deploy domain controllers using both Server Manager and Windows PowerShell, and how to take...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: New Microsoft resources for scripting

    Microsoft has just released two new resources to ease IT Pros’ lives. · Script Browser – IT Pros can search, download and manage 9000+ TechNet automation script samples covering almost all Microsoft IT products from within their scripting environment.  Script Browser even supports offline search...
  • Blog Post: From the MVPs: Copying a virtual machine from one Windows Azure subscription to another with PowerShell

    This is the 36th in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). You can click the “MVPs” tag in the right column of our blog to see all the articles. Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award ....
  • Blog Post: New book: Windows PowerShell Best Practices

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Windows PowerShell Best Practices (9780735666498), by Ed Wilson. Purchase from these online retailers: The Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Expert recommendations, pragmatically...
  • Blog Post: Jump Starts: Recorded sessions on Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center and PowerShell

    Didn’t make it for the live sessions? Don’t worry. You can always find recorded Jump Starts on the latest technologies at the Microsoft Virtual Academy. Getting Started with PowerShell 3.0 - http://aka.ms/pwrshll What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2 - http://bit.ly/1clptvt What’s New in System Center...
  • Blog Post: New book: Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps

    Purchase at The Microsoft Press Store Automate Windows administration tasks with ease by learning the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell 3.0. Get started with this powerful Windows administration tool Automate Windows administration tasks with ease by learning the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Jump Start July 18 - Getting Started with PowerShell 3.0

    Mark your calendar for a one-day hands-on Jump Start designed to teach busy IT Professionals about this powerful management tool. This is a unique opportunity to learn from the inventor of PowerShell himself:  Jeffrey Snover, together with Jason Helmick, Senior Technologist at Concentrated Technology...
  • Blog Post: New book: Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step

    We’re happy to announce the availability of Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step (ISBN 9780735663398) by scripting expert Ed Wilson! This book is a hands-on, step-by-step guide to automating Windows administration with Windows PowerShell 3.0. Teach yourself the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Author news: Ed Wilson on how certification changed his life

    Long-time Microsoft Press author and Scripting Guy! Ed Wilson , whose latest book on PowerShell— Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step —was just published, recently chatted with Blain Barton at TechNet Radio about the role of Microsoft certification in his career. Enjoy the story here . Ed...
  • Blog Post: Special offer: Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step this week

      Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step is part of a special promotion available from our distributor, O’Reilly Media. Save 50% on the ebook version of Ed Wilson’s new version of his popular Step by Step book. This book is currently in prePress stage, meaning that you can order this title's ebook...
  • Blog Post: From the MVPs: Different deployment options in Windows 8

    Here’s the 22nd in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). (Click the “MVPs” tag in the right column to see all the articles.) Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award . MVPs freely share their knowledge...
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