Windows PowerShell References
This page is a annotated list of references for Windows PowerShell.
〈Windows PowerShell Owner's Manual〉 Source A very basic intro. Written in a chatty style. Mostly a description of what it is, how to use the basic features. Pretty much a basic tour and description. Not technical, and not a resource for programer who wants to know PowerShell as a language.
〈Windows PowerShell Graphical Help File〉 Source This is the same as the built-in “help” system, but in a format of Microsoft Window's help file (“.chm”). This is the most useful reference.
“MSDN Windows PowerShell” Source A in-depth documentation for developers.
〈Windows PowerShell Cookbook〉 (2007) by Lee Holmes. A 500+ pages book focusing on how to do tasks; a receipe styled book. The quality of this book is excellent. amazon
〈Windows PowerShell in Action〉 (2007) by Bruce Payette amazon (I haven't read this one.)
〈Windows PowerShell Quick Reference〉 Source A 2-pages introduction on most common commands and syntaxes. As of , this work's quality is like a draft version. There are some typos and even incomplete sentences.
〈DZone Refcardz: Windows PowerShell〉 by Bruce Payette Source A 9-pages summary on commands and syntaxes; A cheatsheet. As of , this work's quality is like a draft version. There are quite a few typos, including whole table's column being apparently a copy of previous table's column.