Now that SAPIEN Press is on the verge of releasing Windows PowerShell 2.0: TFM (http://www.sapienpress.com/powershell3.asp), they are making the first edition version of the book available as a free e-book. While you won’t learn about new features like remoting, there’s still plenty of useful information and you can’t beat the price. You can download the file at http://www.primaltools.com/downloads/communitytools/.
SAPIEN Press is now taking pre-orders for the latest edition of the popular Windows PowerShell: TFM. The new version, Windows PowerShell 2.0: TFM is really the 3rd edition of our original book. Don Jones and I have worked very hard to make this the most comprehensive PowerShell resource you can have on your book shelf. Think of it like having 2 PowerShell MVPs sitting around waiting to answer your questions and teach you PowerShell.
The new version assumes you are starting out with Windows PowerShell 2.0. Of course, if you have experience with PowerShell v1.0 you can skip some of the basic sections and jump right to our material on remoting, background jobs and other new killer v2.0 features. I don’t think it’s the final table of contents, but you can check it out and see everything we’re covering and what topics have been significantly revised here. This will also be the link that will have a zip file with all samples from the book once it is released.
You can pre-order through SAPIEN’s store here. If you have questions about content or PowerShell, please feel free to leave a comment here. All other questions about the book, e-book versions or anything else related to purchasing should be directed to [email protected].
I know there was some concern related to my departure from SAPIEN about the status of the Windows PowerShell: TFM book. You’ll be happy to know that Don Jones and I are both involved now in the final revisions. SAPIEN is very committed to this project and supporting the PowerShell community and I’m very happy that this book will finally make it onto your bookshelf.
No official word on final publication but I think we’d all like it to be available by the time PowerShell v2.0 ships with WIndows 7 this fall.
Stay tuned to this blog for more details.