Microsoft Windows PowerShell Programming for the Absolute Beginner

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9781598633542: Microsoft Windows PowerShell Programming for the Absolute Beginner

Microsoft has finally answered the prayers of system administrators and developers everywhere through the introduction of Windows PowerShell, a new scripting technology that enables the automation of system management tasks and the creation of system management tools. PowerShell runs on Windows XP, 2003, and Vista. Exchange Server 2007 and System Center Operations Manager 2007 will be built on Windows PowerShell. Unlike traditional Windows shell scripting, PowerShell scripting is object based and is designed to work with the .NET framework. Microsoft Windows PowerShell Programming for the Absolute Beginner teaches readers how to program using Microsoft's new PowerShell scripting language through the creation of computer games. No prior knowledge of programming in any language is required. Topics covered include the Windows PowerShell Command Line, object based scripting with .NET, writing PowerShell Scripts, working with variables, arrays and hashes, implementing conditional logic, using loops to process data, organizing scripts using functions, basic system administration, and much more.

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Jerry Lee Ford, Jr. is an author, educator, and an IT professional with over 24 years' of experience in information technology, including roles as an automation analyst, technical manager, technical support analyst, automation engineer, and security analyst. He is the author of 40 books and co-author of two additional books. His published works include Getting Started with Game Maker, HTML, XHTML, and CSS for the Absolute Beginner; XNA 3.1 Game Development for Teens; Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 for Teens, and Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Programming for the Absolute Beginner. Ford has a master's degree in business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and has over five years' experience as an adjunct instructor teaching networking courses in information technology.

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Introduction PART I. WINDOWS POWERSHELL BASICS Chapter 1 Introducing Windows PowerShell Chapter 2 Interacting with the Windows PowerShell Command Line Chapter 3 Object Based Scripting with .NET PART II. LEARNING HOW TO WRITE POWERSHELL SCRIPTS Chapter 4 Working with Variables, Arrays and Hashes Chapter 5 Implementing Conditional Logic Chapter 6 Using Loops to Process Data Chapter 7 Organizing Scripts using Functions PART III. ADVANCED TOPICS Chapter 8 Working with Files and Folders Chapter 9 Basic System Administration Chapter 10 Debugging PowerShell Scripts PART IV. APPENDICES Appendix A What's on the Companion Web Site? Appendix B What Next?

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