PowerShell provides a single, unified administrative command line
from which to control and automate virtually every aspect of a
Windows system. It accepts and executes commands immediately, and
scripts can be written to manage most Windows servers like Exchange,
IIS, and SharePoint. PowerShell 3 adds features designed specifically
for Windows Server 2012 and even third-party platforms from
companies like Citrix and VMware.
Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition is
an innovative tutorial designed for administrators. With just one hour a
day, readers will be automating Windows tasks faster than ever thought
possible. The book starts with the basics—what is PowerShell and
what can be done with it. Then, it moves systematically through the
techniques and features that facilitate efficient and effective results.
The book is written for administrators, not developers. No prior
PowerShell experience or any scripting or programming experience is
necessary. Experience with Windows administration will be helpful.
ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY
PowerShell functions primarily by accepting typed commands from an
administrator and immediately executing those commands to achieve
administrative results. It is not a programming or scripting language.