Windows PowerShell 4.0 for .NET Developers
By Sherif Talaat
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: January 2014
Pages: 140

In Detail

The world of technology is growing faster than ever, and the business needs are getting more complex every day. With PowerShell in your toolbox, you have an object-based scripting language, task-based shell, along with a powerful automation engine. PowerShell is built on top of .NET framework which gives an edge over the other tools when it comes to integration and automation of Microsoft product and technologies.

Packed with a set of real world scenarios and detailed scripts that will help you get started with PowerShell, this practical guide will help you to understand the syntax and grammar, build your scripts and modules, and integrate them with different technologies and tools. PowerShell is built on top of .NET framework, which gives an edge over other tools when it comes to integration and automation of Microsoft products and technologies.

Starting with the essentials of PowerShell along with the new features in PowerShell 4.0, this guide explores building scripts and modules, and takes an in-depth look at integration topics.

This book covers the use of PowerShell with .NET, WMI, and COM. It also covers the use of PowerShell to manage Windows Server, Internet Information Services, SQL Server, and Team Foundation Server. You will also learn to work with XML and RESTful web services.

This practical guide provides an easy and fast way to become a PowerShell expert via a collection of selected real world scenarios, detailed solutions, and screenshots.


A fast-paced guide, packed with easy-to-follow practical examples and real-world scenarios, along with detailed descriptions and screenshots.

Who this book is for

If you are a .NET developer who wants to learn how to use Windows PowerShell then this book is what you are looking for. This book takes you from the basics to a professional level in PowerShell scripting. In order to get the maximum benefit from this book, you need to have some basic scripting knowledge or at least hands-on experience with one of the .NET programming languages.

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  • Covers A Range Of Topics
  • Dives Straight In
  • Provides A Good Start


  • Not comprehensive enough
  • Too many errors

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  • Novice

Comments about oreilly Windows PowerShell 4.0 for .NET Developers:

I picked up this book as I wanted to start learning some PowerShell for administering a Windows Server environment and for deploying applications, this seemed like it would be a good fit.

The layout could do with some tweaking, there are a number of points where something is used before it is explained (and really needs to be). It also progresses through the content at a rather rapid pace, whilst some books could do with progressing a bit more quickly this could really do with slowing down a little.

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