PowerShell Deep Dives - Published!

I’m very pleased to announce that the book I contributed a chapter to, PowerShell Deep Dives, has been published! It’s available as a pre-order for the paper version, the electronic version is available now, with ePub and Kindle versions to follow soon. Congratulations to my fellow editors and authors; some many great contributions from the PowerShell community:

Editors Jeffery Hicks, Richard Siddaway, Oisín Grehan, and Aleksandar Nikolić are joined by PowerShell experts Chris Bellée, Bartek Bielawski, Robert C. Cain, Jim Christopher, Adam Driscoll, Josh Gavant, Jason Helmick, Don Jones, Ashley McGlone, Jonathan Medd, Ben Miller, James O’Neill, Arnaud Petitjean, Vadims Podans, Karl Prosser, Boe Prox, Matthew Reynolds, Mike Robbins, Donabel Santos, Will Steele, Trevor Sullivan, and Jeff Wouters.

There’s some great content in this book - here’s a preview of what you will find:

Part 1 PowerShell administration

Chapter 1 Diagnosing and troubleshooting PowerShell remoting Chapter 2 CIM sessions Chapter 3 Collecting and analyzing performance counter data Chapter 4 TCP port communications with PowerShell Chapter 5 Managing systems through a keyhole Chapter 6 Using PowerShell to audit user logon events Chapter 7 Managing and administering a certification authority database with PowerShell Chapter 8 Using PowerShell to reduce Active Directory token bloat

Part 2 PowerShell scripting

Chapter 9 The 10 PowerShell scripting commandments Chapter 10 Avoiding the pipeline Chapter 11 A template for handling and reporting errors Chapter 12 Tips and tricks for creating complex or advanced HTML reports with PowerShell Chapter 13 Using and “abusing” dynamic parameters Chapter 14 PowerShell type formatting Chapter 15 Scalable scripting for large data sets: pipeline and database techniques Chapter 16 Building your own WMI-based cmdlets Chapter 17 Turning command-line tools into PowerShell tools

Part 3 PowerShell for developers

Chapter 18 Using Source Control Software with PowerShell Chapter 19 Inline .NET code Chapter 20 PowerShell and XML: better together Chapter 21 Adding automatic remoting to advanced functions and cmdlets Chapter 22 Taming software builds (and other complicated processes) with psake

Part 4 PowerShell platforms

Chapter 23 PowerShell and the SQL Server provider Chapter 24 Creating flexible subscriptions in SSRS Chapter 25 Inventory database table statistics using PowerShell and SQL Server Management Objects Chapter 26 WSUS and PowerShell Chapter 27 Provisioning IIS web servers and sites with PowerShell Chapter 28 Active Directory Group Management application

If you are quick you can get 50% off today (25/07/2013)  if buying from Manning with code dotd0725cc . Also good for PowerShell (in Depth|and WMI).

All of the authors and editors of the book have donated any royalties to Save the Children, so I would doubly encourage you to buy a copy of this book!