Thank you for purchasing the MEAP of Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches: Covers Windows, Linux, and macOS. You’re ready to start your journey in learning one of the most well known scripting languages in world – PowerShell. Good choice!
This book focuses on a new frontier for PowerShell: Linux/UNIX-like operating systems, including macOS. Historically, PowerShell has always been “the Windows shell,” but ever since the dawn of a new technology called .NET Core, we can run PowerShell on other operating systems as well! This gives us a whole new realm of possibilities for automation.
Our goal in writing this book is to turn anyone new to writing scripts or using a shell application into a well-rounded PowerShell script writer armed with the tools to tackle just about any automation task that comes your way. We also touch on skills related to the rolls of IT professionals and DevOps engineers. And, in addition to teaching you to use features of PowerShell, we’ll also cover key concepts for managing cloud services from cloud providers like Azure, AWS, and GCP.
This is an exciting experience for us! It’s not every day you get to write a book on the product you work on full time. We hope you’re as excited as we are for you to dig right into Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please share them in Manning’s liveBook's Discussion Forum for our book.
—Travis Plunk & Tyler Leonhardt