There is a very nice review of the new Powershell book at :
I’m glad he likes the book, even though he doesn’t know who I am. But I’m working on it!! Anyway, the interesting point in his review is that he is looking at PowerShell from the perspective of a SQL DBA. In his review he makes a compelling argument for DBAs to start learning PowerShell. In fact, he believes PowerShell is the next logical step for admins who are already scripting. Naturally, I’m going to agree.
Whether you’re a DBA or not, if you do any sort of automation or administrative scripting, Windows PowerShell should be incoming hot and heavy on your radar screen.