PowerShell for Sysadmins: Workflow Automation Made Easy
PowerShell for Sysadmins: Workflow Automation Made Easy – If you’re looking for a good book to give you an overall understanding of how PowerShell works, Bertram’s book is a great place to start. He covers some of PowerShell’s basic usage like cmdlets and expressions, but he spends most of his time covering automation.
There are chapters on workflows and their use in managing Exchange, Hyper-V and other key Microsoft technologies that everyone who wants a career in IT needs to know about.
For those new to PowerShell or IT management in general, Bertram does an excellent job explaining things like workflow or bits about programming functions with clear examples for anyone who hasn’t written code before.
This book was written specifically for system administrators and IT professionals who wish to use PowerShell in their workflow. If you are a PowerShell beginner or an experienced admin, you will find a few things of interest here.
The goal of most IT professionals is to make scripting easier, which explains why PowerShell has become so popular among Sysadmins lately. If you have never worked with Windows Server, I recommend that you first learn how to create basic scripts using Notepad++ before jumping into learning PowerShell.
If PowerShell feels intimidating at first glance, don’t worry – and don’t give up! You just need time and practice before mastering it.
PowerShell for Sysadmins is an easy-to-follow, practical guide that will teach you how to build reliable and effective workflow automation solutions using PowerShell. You’ll discover a wide range of techniques and patterns that can be used in your next PowerShell project.
This book also covers how to write maintainable code with unit testing, continuous integration and a clear separation of concerns. With chapters written by Microsoft MVPs like Adam Bertram, it’s definitely worth a read!
Adam Bertram is one of my favorite authors because he takes complicated IT topics and breaks them down into simple, easy-to-understand concepts that can be easily applied.
This book is a must-read for anyone looking to pick up their first PowerShell book or those already comfortable with PowerShell and are looking for more advanced tips and tricks.
I also have Adam’s other books, and they’re just as fantastic! One word of warning, though: sometimes Adam uses colloquialisms in his books, which can be mildly confusing if you haven’t heard that word before.
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