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Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches

Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches

Don Jones, author of the original, bestselling Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches teams up with fellow MVP Jeffery Hicks to introduce you to the “Second World” of Windows PowerShell: Scripting and Toolmaking. Go beyond merely running commands given to you by others, and start constructing your own commands using PowerShell’s simplified yet capable scripting language. Produce “script cmdlets,” distributable modules, custom formatting views, type extensions, and more. Learn how to create tools for delegated administration, including GUI tools, constrained remoting endpoints, and proxy functions. Get started with PowerShell Workflow, and master error handling and debugging. Told in a one-step-at-a-time narrative style, you’ll build an increasingly complex tool one element at a time. Numerous hands-on labs (complete with sample solutions) help you practice what you’re learning, cementing your new skills and giving you a jump-start on your own library of custom PowerShell tools.

This book is completely applicable to v3 and v4, as v4 only adds some advanced-level stuff that wouldn’t have been covered in this book anyway. Most of this book is also applicable to v2.

Note that this book is not available directly from ebook stores like Amazon or iBooks. Manning sells ebook formats directly, and all paperback books (no matter where you buy them) include a free ebook in PDF, Kindle, and EPUB. 

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The author answers questions at, which offers numerous Windows PowerShell resources, events, free ebooks and more. The author offers private on-site Windows PowerShell training.

The author recommends the TechLetter, a free monthly e-mail newsletter that includes articles by himself and other industry experts.

You can find a number of free Windows PowerShell-related videos at the author’s YouTube Channel. You may also enjoy the author’s full-length PowerShell video training.

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