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Good PowerShell guide, getting started through more advanced usage [closed]

Good PowerShell guide, getting started through more advanced usage [closed]

Does anyone have a really good tutorial or getting started guide for Microsoft's PowerShell? I'm a long time Linux/Unix user, and very familiar with scripting languages, command-line usage with bash, ksh and zsh. I'm an intermediate Ruby programmer, and have used all these tools for command-line file management and automation tasks.

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Guest [Entry]

"Getting Started: Windows PowerShell Getting Started Guide
Programming with Powershell: Windows PowerShell Programmer's Guide
Advanced PowerShell: A Guide To PowerShell's Advanced Functions"
Guest [Entry]

"I got started using the tutorial on powershellpro.

My only complaints are:

The navigation is hard to use (list of links on the right hand side)
There are a few errors and typos throughout. Although if you're an astute reader, you'll notice right away.

The teaching techniques I found useful were when they show how to do a task in both PowerShell and through regular Windows GUI (like MMC) and when they describe real-world uses for some of the scripts or commands."
Guest [Entry]

"You may read free e-book PowerShell Succinctly:

Description
PowerShell Succinctly highlights some of the PowerShell programming
model’s many benefits, specifically for .NET developers and system
administrators. Author Rui Machado guides readers through time-saving
methods that simplify code testing by eliminating the need to create a
new application in Visual Studio. Also included are tips for using
additional services, such as PowerGui, WMI, and SQL Server, to get the
most out of PowerShell. Even if you don’t already use scripting
languages to manage your machines, PowerShell Succinctly will show you
just how easy it is to automate activities, work with databases, and
interact with a variety of file types with this useful model.
Table of Contents

Basics
File System
Processes
Windows Management Instrumentation
Remove PowerShell
Structured Files
SQL Server and PowerShell
Microsoft Office Interop

Link: www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/details/ebooks/powershell"