PowerShell Unleashed

I just finished reading the latest version of PowerShell Unleashed last night. Although there are some really great chapters (like the discussion on security), I don’t recommend this book as your first introduction to PowerShell. To be fair, the authors don’t pitch it that way at all, but I think if you dip in to PowerShell and then read this book you’ll be a bit over your head quickly. It’s a multi-author book, which is problematic anyway – and you can hear each author distinctly in each chapter. For instance, one author explains concepts using Perl as a guide; another uses vbscript and WSH. Some of the chapters feel like they were written in total isolation from the others.

Still, I would recommend grabbing a copy to read, at least for the chapters that you need at a given moment. That "isolation" factor at least provides the ability to do that.

Comments (2)

  1. marco_shaw@hotmail.com says:

    Thank you for your honest and clear feedback on the book.  It is by reading everyone’s feedback/comments that we can make the next edition better.

    Marco Shaw


    PowerShell MVP

  2. NotAlreadyTaken says:

    So, what book <i>would</i> you recommend for a first introduction to PowerShell?