PowerShell for Windows Admins

Jul 30 2013   2:04PM GMT

Is PowerShell too big?



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
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PowerShell

I was thinking the other day about the differences between PowerShell v1 and the new v4 we’ll be getting soon. There is so much in PowerShell that its very difficult to be an expert in aspects.

Think about these topics for a moment:

PowerShell pipeline
Error handling and debugging
Objects
Scope
Formatting
Extensible type System
PowerShell remoting
PowerShell jobs
Advanced functions
Modules
Splatting
CIM sessions
CDXML
Workflows
Scheduled jobs
Internationalization
Desired State Configuration
And all of that is before you start adding in the cmdlets for administering specific parts of your environment – AD, Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint, DNS, DHCP, networks, backup etc etc etc.

PowerShell has got to the point where you can’t expect to be an expert in every facet. Have a working knowledge of as much as possible but specialise where it will help you do your job.

That’s why it took three of us to write PowerShell in Depth!

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