Brief Getting Started Overview of Windows PowerShell (15 min.)

http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/windows-powershell-overview/10tv9ptcn?q=powershell%20videos&FORM=VIRE2

 

Architect Evangelist David Aiken provides an introductory demonstration of Windows PowerShell covering help resources, basic command usage, formatting, working with objects, navigation of management information and security features.

http://channel9.msdn.com/tags/PSV2

 

Lots of training here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEOq-S3veiA

 

The ultimate PowerShell resource: Windows PowerShell Survival Guide

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/windows-powershell-survival-guide.aspx

There is a full book section at the above wiki. The ones I recommend to get started are highlighted below. Read and use Bruse Payette’s book first to get a solid foundation then move to Ed Wilson’s book for best practices.

 

Books

  • New! Automating
         Active Directory Administration with Windows PowerShell 2.0
  • New! Learn Windows Powershell in a Month of
         Lunches
  • New! Mastering Powershell (ebook)
  • Windows
         PowerShell 2.0 Administrators Pocket Consultant - By William R. Stanek
  • Windows PowerShell 2.0 - Best Practices By Ed Wilson
        
  • Windows PowerShell 2.0 - Step by Step By Ed Wilson
  • Windows PowerShell 2.0 - By Don Jones and Jeffrey
         Hicks
  • Windows PowerShell Cookbook - By Lee Holmes
  • Windows Powershell in Action 2nd edition
         - By Bruce Payette  
    • Holistic picture of PowerShell:
            not just the syntax and semantics, but the
      why of it all. Explanations of tradeoffs in features or syntax. In-depth
            looks at using PS for WMI and a few other broad categories of usage.
            Strong discussion of PS v2 features and changes. Strong discussion of
            security.
  • Windows PowerShell: In a Month of Lunches - By Don
         Jones
  • Windows PowerShell Pocket Reference - By Lee Holmes
  • Windows PowerShell Unleashed - By Tyson Kopczynski
  • PowerShell for Microsoft SharePoint 2010
         Administrators - By Niklas Goude and Mattias Karlsson
  • Managing VMware Infrastructure with Windows
         PowerShell - By Hal Rottenberg
  • Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell -
         By Jeffery Hicks
  • Essential PowerShell by Holger Schwichtenberg
  • Microsoft PowerShell, VBScript & JScript Bible -
         by William R. Stanek, James O'Neill, and Jeffrey Rosen
  • Windows 7 and Vista Guide to Scripting, Automation,
         and Command Line Tools - By Brian Knittel
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Administration with
         Windows PowerShell - By Ananthakumar Muthusamy and Yan Pan
  • Pro Windows PowerShell - By Hristo Deshev

 

Videos and Webcasts:

Scripting with Windows PowerShell

5 part series: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/scriptcenter/dd742419

 

Windows PowerShell Week webcasts

November 6 - 10, 2006

The
  Windows PowerShell Week, a series of five Webcasts that were held November 6
  - 10, 2006 on TechNet. These Webcasts will provide you with a thorough
  introduction to Windows PowerShell.

 


  
  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  
  
  
 
  
 

And Now for
  Something Completely Different:

Introducing
  Windows PowerShell


  What is Windows PowerShell? Find out on Day 1.

  Recorded on Monday November 6, 2006

 


  
 

One Cmdlet, Two Cmdlet, Three Cmdlet, Four:

An
  Introduction to Windows PowerShell Commands


  Learn all about cmdlets and how to use them.

  Recorded on Tuesday November 7, 2006

 


  
 

Objects, Objects Everywhere:

Working
  With Objects in Windows PowerShell


  Discover the wonderful world of objects and how to access them in Windows
  PowerShell.

  Recorded on Wednesday November 8, 2006

 


  
 

New Kid on the Script Block:

Writing
  Scripts with Windows PowerShell


  Day 4 is all about writing scripts.

  Recorded Thursday November 9, 2006

 


  
 

Amazing But True:

Things
  You Never Dreamt You Could Do With Windows PowerShell


  Learn about Windows PowerShell and maybe even have a little fun in the
  process.

  Recorded Friday November 10, 2006

 

These too are pretty good. It’s
using the PowerGUI tool (my favorite tool to date), but still good.

http://www.powergui.org/tutorials.jspa

Download and use PowerGUI as
your editor, it’s free http://powergui.org/index.jspa

If you are still using VBScript
this is a very good tool. Also free to use but the paying for it turns on all
the features.

http://www.vbsedit.com.
If you are converting from VBS to PSH then take a look at:

The
VBScript-to-Windows PowerShell Conversion Guide

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee221101.aspx

 

PowerShell Scripts, Tips, Expert
Advice & Training, Forums, and Resources

http://powershell.com/cs

 

You have to register at this
site, but free ebooks here as well.

 

Free ebooks:

Administrator's Guide to Windows
PowerShell Remoting

http://powershell.com/cs/media/p/4908.aspx

 

Master-PowerShell | With Dr.
Tobias Weltner

http://powershell.com/cs/blogs/ebook