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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 A Whirlwind Tour of Windows PowerShell

    1. Introduction

    2. An Interactive Shell

    3. Structured Commands (Cmdlets)

    4. Deep Integration of Objects

    5. Administrators As First-Class Users

    6. Composable Commands

    7. Techniques to Protect You from Yourself

    8. Common Discovery Commands

    9. Ubiquitous Scripting

    10. Ad-Hoc Development

    11. Bridging Technologies

    12. Namespace Navigation Through Providers

    13. Much, Much More

  2. Chapter 2 PowerShell Language and Environment

    1. Commands and Expressions

    2. Comments

    3. Variables

    4. Booleans

    5. Strings

    6. Numbers

    7. Arrays and Lists

    8. Hashtables (Associative Arrays)

    9. XML

    10. Simple Operators

    11. Comparison Operators

    12. Conditional Statements

    13. Looping Statements

    14. Working with the .NET Framework

    15. Writing Scripts, Reusing Functionality

    16. Managing Errors

    17. Formatting Output

    18. Capturing Output

    19. Tracing and Debugging

    20. Common Customization Points

  3. Chapter 3 Regular Expression Reference

  4. Chapter 4 PowerShell Automatic Variables

  5. Chapter 5 Standard PowerShell Verbs

  6. Chapter 6 Selected .NET Classes and Their Uses

  7. Chapter 7 WMI Reference

  8. Chapter 8 Selected COM Objects and Their Uses

  9. Chapter 9 .NET String Formatting

    1. String Formatting Syntax

    2. Standard Numeric Format Strings

    3. Custom Numeric Format Strings

  10. Chapter 10 .NET DateTime Formatting

    1. Custom DateTime Format Strings