Tower of Power – December 2014 Update

You may remember Jeffrey posting about the "Tower of Power" in 2008: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2008/03/27/tower-of-power-part-2.aspx.

For curiosity, I was just doing a little investigation on the number of PowerShell books available, and the number has grown somewhat. I did some web scraping of Amazon for anything with ‘PowerShell’ in the title, and manually attempted to remove duplicates (although kept multiple editions as their own entry).

 




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[CmdletBinding()]
param()

$page = 1
do
{
    do
    {
        Start-Sleep -Seconds 1
        $url = "http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=powershell&page=$page"
        try { $r = iwr $url } catch {}
    } while(-not $r)

    $results = $r.ParsedHtml.getElementsByTagName("H2") |
        ? { ($_.classname -match "access-title") -and ($_.outertext -match "powershell") } |
        % outertext

    $results
    $page++  
} while($results)

Quite the selection!

                                                                                                                                                                
56 [C:\temp]                                                                                                                                                    
>> .\Get-PowerShellBook.ps1 -OutVariable books; $books | sort | clip                                                                                            

 

Active Directory with PowerShell

Automating Active Directory Administration with Windows PowerShell 2.0

Automating Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services: From the Data Center to the Cloud with PowerShell

Automating Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows PowerShell 2.0

Automating SharePoint 2010 with Windows PowerShell 2.0

Beginning PowerShell for SharePoint 2013

CMD Your Computer : Version 2.0: The Ultimate Guide to Command Prompt, PowerShell and Run Commands

CMD Your Computer: Using Command Prompt, PowerShell & Run Commands to control and program in the 21st century….

Essential PowerShell

Forensische Untersuchung von Windows 7 mit PowerShell: Mit Fokus auf die Live-Analyse am laufenden System (German…

Fun with Windows PowerShell

Getting Started With Powershell for Office 365

Instant Oracle Database and PowerShell How-to

Instant Windows PowerShell

Instant Windows PowerShell 3.0 Windows Management Instrumentation Starter

Instant Windows PowerShell Guide

Introduction to Windows PowerShell Remoting with Gabriel

Introduction to Windows PowerShell With Gabriel

Introduction to Windows PowerShell with Gabriel – Scripting

Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches

Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches

Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches

Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell: TFM

Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell: TFM, 2nd Edition

Managing VMware Infrastructure with Windows PowerShell TFM

Microsoft Exchange 2010 PowerShell Cookbook

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 PowerShell Cookbook: Second Edition

Microsoft PowerShell, VBScript and JScript Bible

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Windows PowerShell 2.0: Expert Cookbook

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Administration with Windows PowerShell

Microsoft Windows PowerShell 2.0 Programming for the Absolute Beginner, 2nd Edition

Microsoft Windows PowerShell 3.0 Firstlook

Microsoft Windows PowerShell Programming for the Absolute Beginner

Microsoft Windows PowerShell: TFM

Microsoft? Windows PowerShell? Step By Step (Step by Step Developer)

Monad (AKA PowerShell): Introducing the MSH Command Shell and Language

Ninja PowerShell Secrets: Volume One – Centralized Input Validation in Cmdlet Code

One Hour Expert: Managing Files & Folders with Windows PowerShell

One Hour Expert: Setting User Home Drives with Windows PowerShell

PowerShell 3.0 Advanced Administration Handbook

PowerShell and WMI

PowerShell Deep Dives

PowerShell for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrators

PowerShell for SharePoint 2010 How-To

PowerShell for SharePoint 2013 How-To

PowerShell for Systems Administrators: Creating Tools | A Quick Start Guide for Turning Commands into Functions…

PowerShell f?r die Windows-Administration: Ein kompakter und praxisnaher ?berblick (X.systems.press) (German Edition…

PowerShell in Depth

Powershell in Practice

PowerShell Troubleshooting Guide

PowerShell with App-V 5 (Volume 5)

PowerShell: Anwendung und effektive Nutzung (shortcuts 125) (German Edition)

PowerShell: Questions and Answers

Pro Exchange 2013 SP1 PowerShell Administration: For Exchange On-Premises and Office 365

Pro PowerShell for Amazon Web Services: DevOps for the AWS Cloud

Pro PowerShell for Microsoft Azure

Pro Windows PowerShell

Professional Windows PowerShell

Scripting avanc? avec windows powershell

Scripting mit Windows PowerShell 2.0 – Der Einsteiger-Workshop (German Edition)

Scripting mit Windows PowerShell 3.0 – Der Workshop (German Edition)

Scripting SQL Management Objects in Windows PowerShell (Wrox Briefs)

SQL Interoperability Joes 2 Pros: A Guide to Integrating SQL Server with XML, C#, and PowerShell (Sql Exam Prep…

SQL Server 2012 with PowerShell V3 Cookbook

Windows PowerShell 2 For Dummies

Windows PowerShell 2.0 – Crashkurs (German Edition)

Windows PowerShell 2.0 Bible

Windows PowerShell 2.0 kurz & gut (German Edition)

Windows PowerShell 2.0 Scripting f?r Administratoren (German Edition)

Windows Powershell 2.0: TFM

Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps (Developer Reference)

Windows PowerShell 3.0 kurz & gut (German Edition)

Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step (Step by Step Developer)

Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step 1st (first) Edition by Wilson, Ed published by MICROSOFT PRESS (2013)

Windows PowerShell 4.0

Windows PowerShell 4.0 (Step Up & Into)

Windows PowerShell 4.0 for .NET Developers

Windows PowerShell 5 in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself

Windows PowerShell Best Practices

Windows PowerShell Cookbook: for Windows, Exchange 2007, and MOM V3

Windows PowerShell Cookbook: The Complete Guide to Scripting Microsoft’s Command Shell

Windows PowerShell Cookbook: The Complete Guide to Scripting Microsoft’s New Command Shell

Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed

Windows PowerShell Fast Start: A Quick Start Guide for Windows PowerShell

Windows PowerShell for Developers

Windows PowerShell in Action

Windows PowerShell in Action, Second Edition

Windows PowerShell Pocket Reference (Pocket Reference (O’Reilly))

Windows PowerShell Programming for the Absolute Beginner, 3rd

Windows Powershell Scripting And Toolmaking

Windows PowerShell Unleashed (2nd Edition)

Windows PowerShell v1.0: TFM, 2nd Edition

Windows PowerShell(TM) Scripting Guide

Windows PowerShell: TFM

Windows PowerShell: The Personal Trainer for Windows PowerShell 3.0 and Windows PowerShell 4.0

Windows PowerShell? 2.0 Administrators Pocket Consultant: Administrator’s Pocket Consultant

Windows PowerShell? 2.0 Best Practices (IT Best Practices – Microsoft Press)

Windows Server 2012 Automation with PowerShell Cookbook

Windows? PowerShell Unleashed

WMI Query Language via PowerShell: Explore the Basics of WMI Query Language, Types of WMI Queries, and using PowerShell…

 

Lee Holmes [MSFT]

Windows PowerShell Development