IT Pro Secret Weapon

Increasingly, you don’t need a GUI to get your IT Pro job done. Everything you can do in the GUI, you can do in PowerShell.

This is even more true in Windows Server “8” Beta. Not just because there are >2300 cmdlets. Now, you don’t even need mstsc.exe (Remote Desktop Connection) anymore. You can make “<that server over there><do this thing>” from your console without having to remote in to the box.

How cool is that?

This 21 minute demo video (Hyper-V Cmdlets in Windows Server 8) shows how using the new Windows PowerShell cmdlets for Hyper-V in Windows Server 8 Beta.

This short (4 minute) video (How to Update PowerShell 3.0 Help) shows how to keep the help files for PowerShell updated with new content during the Beta.

This TechNet Wiki topic (PowerShell Survival Guide) gathers all-things-PowerShell-all-the-time into one place, with an RSS feed to notify you of updates.

This blog generates new content you need to know on PowerShell on an ongoing basis:

This TechNet Gallery contains hundreds of Free-as-in-beer PowerShell scripts.

The Microsoft Script Explorer for Windows PowerShell helps scripters find Windows PowerShell scripts, snippets, modules, and how-to guidance in online repositories such as the TechNet Script Center Repository, PoshCode, local or network file systems and Bing Search Repository.