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Practical Automation with PowerShell

Published by Manning
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

Take PowerShell beyond simple scripts and build time-saving automations for your team, your users, and the world.

Practical Automation in PowerShell reveals how you can use PowerShell to build automation solutions for a huge number of common admin and DevOps tasks. It takes you beyond scripting basics and shows you how to handle the unforeseen complexities that can keep automations from becoming reusable and resilient. You’ll discover tools and platforms that let you share your automations with your team and even roll them out to non-technical users through easy-to-understand Sharepoint frontends.

Practical Automation with PowerShell teaches you how to build, organize, and share useful automations with PowerShell. You’ll start with development skills you might not have learned as a sysadmin, including techniques to help you structure and manage your code, and common pitfalls to avoid. You’ll quickly progress to essential factors for sharable automations, such as securely storing information, connecting to remote machines, and creating automations that can adapt to different use cases. Finally, you’ll take your automations out into the world. You’ll learn how to share them with your team or end users, and build front ends that allow non-technical people to run them at the touch of a button.

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Matthew Dowst has over 15 years of experience in IT management and consulting. For the past five years, he has worked as a Lead Architect of Managed Automations Solutions, developing new automations for enterprise customers.