Automating the world one-liner at a time…
Lee Holmes' book is now complete and a "rough cut" is available HERE from O'Reilly. This is an early access program where you get access to the book in electronic format before it is completed all the editing passes.
The nice thing about this book is that Lee takes a very task-oriented approach to the subject matter (seems appropriate for a task-oriented shell like PowerShell J). He starts out with PowerShell fundamentals but then quickly addresses the questions most users really want answers, "How do I use this to solve problems?".
Lee is a developer on the Windows PowerShell team but was not one of the founding members. Very early in the project, we released alpha versions of Monad internally to get feedback. Lee was working in Encarta at the time and used to flood us with great questions and tales of the interesting things he was using PowerShell for. I was so impressed that I went across campus to buy him lunch to get more feedback on what we should be doing and where we should be taking the product. Imagine our delight when he decided to join the team. Lee has been a major contributor to the project and to the PowerShell community. BTW – whenever you see any sort of an "official" statement about PowerShell and Security, odds are that Lee wrote them verbatim or at least wrote the draft response. Lee also has a great PowerShell blog HERE .
Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]Windows Management Partner ArchitectVisit the Windows PowerShell Team blog at: http://blogs.msdn.com/PowerShellVisit the Windows PowerShell ScriptCenter at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/hubs/msh.mspx
I'm really surprised to read about another 3rd party book from a member of the PS team. To me PS is the most intriguing MS innovation for years and Bruce's book is really excellent and answered almost all my questions, but maybe I'm not the only one wondering why PS team members write that busy for the bookstore shelf, as long as the official MS documentation on PS is less than adequate. I would expect the essential information needed to master PS from MSDN and not from Manning or O'Reilly, sorry.
I've never noticed something on the old monad blog, but it's interesting to read a little history on a team member. Maybe this is something that could be done for everyone on the PSH team?