Other sources to learn PowerShell
Resources for Windows PowerShell users
In addition to the Help available at the command line, the following resources provide more information for users who want to run Windows PowerShell.
- Windows PowerShell Team Blog. The best resource for learning directly from the Windows PowerShell product team.
- Windows PowerShell Customer Connection. Make a suggestion, send feedback, or file a bug for the Windows PowerShell team. You can file a code bug, a documentation bug, or a localization (language translation) bug.
- The Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog publishes new content seven days a week, and is consistently ranked in the top five of all Microsoft blogs. The articles are scenario-driven, and written in an engaging and lively manner.
- The Learn PowerShell page is the Windows PowerShell hub on the TechNet Script Center. This page hosts a series of beginner video sessions conducted by the Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson. It also contains Windows PowerShell quizzes, links to community content, and more.
- Have questions about using Windows PowerShell? Connect with hundreds of other people who have similar interests on the Official Scripting Guys forum.
- The Microsoft Script Center. A portal to many useful Windows PowerShell resources, including the Script Center Repository. One of the best ways to learn scripting is to see examples in action. Search through thousands of Windows PowerShell scripts, all ready for you to evaluate and adapt to meet your needs.
- Get involved in the Windows PowerShell user community. See the Script Center Community page for locations of dozens of Windows PowerShell user groups - there is probably one near you. Also keep current with the community activities of the Microsoft Scripting Guy.
Microsoft Virtual Academy
- Getting Started with PowerShell 3.0 Jump Start
- Advanced Tools & Scripting with PowerShell 3.0 Jump Start
Script Center Learn
Windows PowerShell Essentials for the Busy Admin Series
- PowerShell 'SmowerShell'—Why You Should Learn Windows PowerShell (Part 1)
- Heard It through the Pipeline—How to Compound Windows PowerShell Commands for Fun and Profit (Part 2)
- Sole Provider? Not Hardly—A Look at Windows PowerShell Providers (Part 3)
- The Main Event—Windows PowerShell Does Event Logs (Part 4)
- More Than Remotely Possible—Using Windows PowerShell to Manage the Remote Desktop (Part 5)
Learn it now before it's an emergency
- Windows PowerShell: Learn It Now Before It's an Emergency - Part 1
- Windows PowerShell: Learn It Now Before It's an Emergency - Part 2
- Windows PowerShell: Learn It Now Before It's an Emergency - Part 3
- Windows PowerShell: Learn It Now Before It's an Emergency - Part 4
- Windows PowerShell: Learn It Now Before It's an Emergency - Part 5
Resources for Windows PowerShell Developers
The following resources provide resources to help developers create their own Windows PowerShell modules, functions, cmdlets, providers, and hosting applications.