Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Administration with Windows PowerShell
The definitive guide to automating SQL Server admnistration with Powershell scripts

If you're a SQL Server database administrator, this book will make your life easier. Windows PowerShell is an administrative scripting tool that allows you to automate many tasks you're probably currently doing by hand. This nuts-and-bolts guide shows you how to create Windows PowerShell scripts to administer almost every aspect of SQL Server.

You'll get a thorough introduction to PowerShell basics and all the PowerShell components that have been integrated into SQL Server 2008, as well as actual administration tasks. The book provides complete scripts that have been tested and proven, saving you hours of effort. more »
Windows PowerShell Cookbook, 2nd Edition
This introduction to the Windows PowerShell language and scripting environment provides more than 430 task-oriented recipes to help you solve the most complex and pressing problems, and includes more than 100 tried-and-tested scripts that intermediate to advanced system administrators can copy and use immediately. You'll find hands-on tutorials on fundamentals, common tasks, and administrative jobs that you can apply whether you're on a client or server version of Windows. more »
Windows PowerShell for Developers
The PowerShell platform gives developers seamless integration with legacy .Net code while adding a range previously not seen in a language. With this book you will quickly learn the fundamentals, and move on to writing rich, sophisticated scripts to manage key tasks and processes in your development activities. PowerShell .Net for Developers begins with a cheat sheet of language primitives to get you on your feet with the language. You'll see how to speed up nearly every aspect of the development process using PowerShell. more »
PowerShell and WMI
PowerShell and WMI is an example-driven guide for administrators managing networks of Windows servers and desktops. With 150 practical examples, including ready-to-reuse scripts and techniques, you'll learn the ins and outs of automating WMI via PowerShell v3. You'll find deep coverage of all aspects of Windows administration, including IIS, DNS and Hyper-V.

PowerShell and WMI is an industrial-strength guide for administrators of Windows networks, servers, and desktops. You'll start with practical overviews of PowerShell and of WMI. Then you'll explore 150 specific examples?all with ready-to-use scripts?designed to simplify your day-to-day system management. Each tested technique is configured to load as part of a PowerShell module.

A set of handy appendixes includes references for PowerShell and WMI. Prior exposure to PowerShell and WMI is helpful but not required. more »
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Inside Out
Dive into Exchange Server 2010 and SP1 - and discover how to really put your messaging solutions to work! This well-organized and in-depth reference packs all the details you need to deploy and manage Exchange 2010, including hundreds of timesaving solutions, expert tips, and workarounds.Topics include preparing for the deployment of Exchange 2010; new features of Service Pack 1; using Remote PowerShell and the Exchange Management Shell; understanding how the new Role Based Access Control (RBAC) permissions model works and how to customize it to your requirements; using compliance features such as archive mailboxes, retention policies, and multi-mailbox discovery searches more »
SQL Server 2012 with PowerShell V3 Cookbook
Provides over a hundred practical recipes that utilize PowerShell to automate, integrate and simplify SQL Server tasks.

Offers easy to follow, step-by-step guide to getting the most out of SQL Server and PowerShell.

Covers numerous guidelines, tips, and explanations on how and when to use PowerShell cmdlets, WMI, SMO, .NET classes or other components.

Builds a strong foundation that gets you comfortable using PowerShell with SQL Server - empowering you to create more complex scripts that you need in your day-to-day job. more »
Microsoft Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Look
Explore and experience the new features found in PowerShell 3.0.

Understand the changes to the language and the reasons why they were implemented.

Discover new cmdlets and modules available in Windows 8 and Server 8.

Quickly get up to date with the latest version of Powershell with concise descriptions and simple examples. more »
Windows PowerShell Unleashed
PowerShell is one of the most exciting new products to come out of Microsoft in a long time. It is both a new scripting language and a command-line shell. People who have seen the demos have been extremely impressed by the power it brings to admins to automate and customize their regular tasks. PowerShell will be used as the basis for all Windows administrative scripting in the future, starting with Exchange 2007 and Vista. IT Pros have been hungering for whatever PowerShell information they can get their hands on. more »
Windows PowerShell Cookbook, 3rd Edition
How do you use Windows PowerShell to navigate the filesystem, manage files and folders, or retrieve a web page? This introduction to the PowerShell language and scripting environment provides more than 400 task-oriented recipes to help you solve all kinds of problems. Intermediate to advanced system administrators will find more than 100 tried-and-tested scripts they can copy and use immediately. more »
Windows PowerShell Pocket Reference, 2nd Edition
This portable reference to Windows PowerShell 3.0 summarizes the command shell and scripting language, and provides a concise reference to the many tasks that make PowerShell so useful. If you're a busy Windows administrator, and don't have time to plow through huge books or search online, this is the ideal on-the-job tool. more »