Microsoft Windows Powershell Programming For The Absolute Beginner
Welcome to the third edition of Microsoft Windows PowerShell Programming for the Absolute Beginner.
Windows PowerShell is a next-generation command shell for Microsoft operating systems. A command shell or shell is a text-based interface that sits between the user and the operating system, which most people loosely refer to as the command prompt. In the case of the Windows PowerShell, the shell is both a user interface and a scripting language, both of which have been designed from the ground up to facilitate the secure administration of Windows operating systems. The first edition of this book addressed Windows PowerShell 1.0, which Microsoft released in November 2006.
The second edition covered PowerShell 2.0 and was released three years later, in October 2009. It added a lot of new features and capabilities, like PowerShell remote administration, while retaining backward compatibility for PowerShell 1.0. PowerShell 3.0 was released three years later in September 2012. It also provided a host of new capabilities to PowerShell--most notably support for workflows, which are complex or long-running collections of tasks. PowerShell 4.0 was released just one year later, in October 2013. Its big new feature was Desired State Configuration (DSC), which can be used to automate the configuration of Windows services.
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