graphic2As many of you may have noticed, I have not been blogging a lot of lately, and probably have wondered where I have been?  Aside from vacation in Disney World for the marathon, I have been heads down finishing my second book!!!!!!  This book is on one of my favorite IT Professional tools, PowerShell!   You can pre-order the book here (hopefully it will be out in Mid-May):

Automating Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows PowerShell 2.0 

So why is the book needed and different.  PowerShell is a tool that I have found in my travels, that not a lot of folks know about.  From IT pro’s, to developers to lifetime scripters.  In some cases you may be scared or do not even know where to start.  Well I got together with my good friend Sarah and we wrote a book to help demystify this fantastic tool for everyone.  We took a practical approach to PowerShell to provide the tools and knowledge to beginning using PowerShell almost immediately in your environment.  The book providers not only a primer to this powerful language but also provides several real-world examples that you can learn from to start managing your Windows Server 2008 R2 environment.  Sarah also wrote several appendices to provide how PowerShell can be used in application development, and help explore the term .NET on the command line.   You can read about her writing experience here, and why this language is important for the developers in all of us:

The power is in your hands! Start working smarter, not harder, by automating Windows Server 2008 R2 tasks with PowerShell 2.0.   You can pre-order the book now (and like Sarah if you want me to sign it I gladly will): Automating Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows PowerShell 2.0.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Also coming soon to our blogs look for a series on PowerShell!