PowerShell for Newbies

As you might imagine I get a lot of questions about how to get started with PowerShell, especially what books and material they can get their hands on. While I earn living creating books, training videos and offering live training, I’m aware that many people are on a budget so if you are looking for a free resource, allow me to direct you to an ebook/white paper I wrote for Veeam last year titled PowerShell for Newbies: Getting Started with PowerShell 4.0.

This is a 30 page crash course on everything I think you need to get started with PowerShell. There’s no way you can learn PowerShell in 30 pages, but this should get you started on the right path. I’d love for you to get a copy and let me know what you think. Head over here to grab your copy. You will need to register to download the paper. When you are finished come back here and take a look at my Books and Training page for your next steps.


PowerShell Play by Play with Don Jones

pluralsight_logoI’m very excited to tell you about this latest effort from Pluralsight. A few months ago I sat down with Don Jones, and we recorded a live course on getting started with PowerShell.  The finished product has finally been released. Over the course of about an hour we talk about taking an idea or task and accomplishing it with PowerShell. The video is unrehearsed and often spontaneous. It was a lot of fun to do and I think you’ll find it entertaining and informative.

If you are a Pluralsight subscriber head over here and let me know what you think.

Blog RSS Changes

After fighting the last few weeks trying to get Feedburner to work, I’ve decided to revise a few things. First off,  the new RSS feed for my blog is http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/feed. The old link will remain active but eventually slowly die.  But what I really hope you’ll consider is signing up for my mailing list. Yeah, I know another mailing list and more spam.  Well, I don’t have time for any of that any more than you do. The email list will get daily RSS notices. That’s the primary purpose for the list. However, I might on occasion send out an email about something I’m up to which I think you will be interested in such as a new book, course or conference appearance.

I’m using MailChimp so it is easy for you to manage your preferences and opt out.  If you are interested the sign up form is simple. You will need to confirm your email address.

Finally, I probably don’t say it enough, but thank you for taking the time to read what I post here, buy my books, come to my conference sessions or watch my Pluralsight courses. Without you I’d just be an old man sitting in a room by himself all day.

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