Archive for June 24th, 2012

Windows PowerShell Links to Bookmark June 24th, 2012

Vinod Kumar


After writing a bunch of links and resources on Sharepoint, thought it will be great to drop a line around all the links and resources on PowerShell. Hope the administrators who want to work with PowerShell will find these links useful and will use this page as a bookmark for reference. This is just my way to share all the bookmarks from my IE page :). Your feedbacks and comments are most welcome as you browse through this mega-list.

The list below is provided for those who wish to become familiar with Microsoft PowerShell 2.0. Top Level Site for PowerShell:

Windows PowerShell Training

Windows PowerShell Getting Started Guide

  • Scripting with Windows PowerShell

PowerShell Essentials for the Busy Admin (5 part video series)

  • Why You Should Learn PowerShell
  • How to Compound Windows PowerShell Commands for Fun and Profit
  • A Look at Windows PowerShell Providers
  • Windows PowerShell Does Event Logs
  • Using Windows PowerShell to Manage the Remote Desktop

Windows PowerShell – Learn it Now Before It’s an Emergency (5 part video series)

  1. Part 1
  2. Part 2
  3. Part 3
  4. Part 4
  5. Part 5

Windows PowerShell Owner’s Manual

  • Getting Started with Windows PowerShell
  • Customizing the Windows PowerShell Console
  • Windows PowerShell Shortcut Keys
  • Piping and the Pipeline
  • Running Windows PowerShell Scripts
  • The Windows PowerShell Profile
  • Windows PowerShell Aliases

Windows PowerShell User’s Guide

  • Windows PowerShell Basics
  • Object Pipeline
  • Windows PowerShell Navigation
  • Working with Objects
  • Using Windows PowerShell for Administration
  • Introducing the Windows PowerShell ISE
  • Appendix 1 – Compatibility Aliases
  • Appendix 2 – Creating a Custom Windows PowerShell Shortcut

Windows PowerShell Webcasts/Podcasts (a list of 76 different PowerShell presentations in multiple formats – to see the entire list select “MORE” on right-hand side opposite the heading that reads “IT Professionals (76)”)

  • Introduction to Windows PowerShell
  • Using Windows PowerShell 2.0
  • Windows PowerShell Basics for IT Professionals (2-part series)
  • TechEd 2011 Birds-of-a-Feather (Sessions 04): PowerShell: Best Practices From The Field
  • Managing Web Infrastructure Systems with Windows PowerShell 2.0
  • How Do I:
  • PowerShell – The Basics
  • PowerShell Variables
  • PowerShell Scripts and the Command Line
  • PowerShell and WMI
  • Creating Output with PowerShell
  • PowerShell – Object Manipulation
  • Pipelining

The VBScript-to-Windows PowerShell Conversion Guide

PowerShell Podcasts

These audios offer Windows PowerShell tips, news and interviews that you can listen to at your convenience.

Windows PowerShell Podcasts

TechNet Radio

Useful PowerShell Blogs

This is a sampling of some of the blogs that are being written on the subject of Windows PowerShell.  Some of these are independent blogs and not from Microsoft.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog

Windows PowerShell Team Blog


Keith Hill’s Blog

Richard Siddaway’s Blog

PowerShell Scripts

This section represents links to actual PowerShell scripts that have been developed for review and reuse.  These scripts are intended to keep administrators from having to “start from scratch” when developing scripts.  While they will almost certainly require some modification, the intent is to give admins a starting point to learn how to do various tasks related to PowerShell in their own environments.

Windows PowerShell Script Repository

Microsoft Script Center

PowerShell Forum

This forum is a place where administrators can ask question, read discussions among technical professionals, and engage with the online PowerShell community.

Windows PowerShell Forum

PowerShell Tools

Windows PowerShell (download)

The Windows PowerShell Toolbox

PowerShell Books

The following is a partial list of books that have proven useful as PowerShell resources, both to the new admin and the experienced developer. This is not intended as a complete list of PowerShell books, but is intended only as a sample for the admin looking to start building their library

Windows PowerShell 2.0 Best Practices

Microsoft Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step

Windows PowerShell Scripting Guide

Windows PowerShell 2.0 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant

Additional PowerShell Resources

A variety of external resources offered to the PowerShell community in the form of blogs, sample scripts, wikis, forums, etc.

Windows PowerShell Wiki


Precision Computing

Under the Stairs

PowerShell v3 (beta)

These resources are specifically designed to help prepare for the newest version of PowerShell to be released in the near future.

PowerShell v3 Guide (TechNet)

  1. Introduction
  2. Getting PowerShell v3
  3. Installing PowerShell v3
  4. PowerShell v3 FAQ
  5. Featured Articles
  6. New Features
  7. Tips and Tricks

What’s New in PowerShell v3

PowerShell v3 Sneak Peek (Microsoft TechDays video)

Phew, that is a lot of links and resources you have in your hand to digest. So feel free to pass this page on your Social sites if you find it useful. Do drop a line if you would like to see for other technologies too.

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