Links to Powershell Websites, Utilities and Books

Downloads:
PowerShell 1.0 - Windows Server 2008, has PowerShell 1.0 as an installable option.
PowerShell 2.0 - WinXP 32 - Vista 32, Vista x64 - Server 2003 32, Server 2003 x64 - Server 2008 32, Server 2008 x64
If you're running Windows 7, you already have PowerShell 2.0 as an installable option.
PowerShell 2.0 Software Development Kit (SDK)
PowerShell 3.0 (WMF 3.0) - for Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 SP2 / 2008 R2 SP1, (Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 include PowerShell 3.0.)
PowerShell 4.0 (WMF 4.0) - for Windows 7 (SP1), Server 2008 R2 SP1, Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 7 (Windows 8.1 includes PowerShell 4.0) see blog post for compatibility.
PowerShell Pack - write GUI user interfaces in PowerShell

Server Manager Cmdlets - Add/Remove Windows Features.
Active Directory Management Gateway Service - for Windows 2003 and 2008 (release notes)

Guides:
Script Repository - From the Microsoft Script centre
PowerShell 3.0 quick reference guide - Microsoft
PowerShell.com
Command Line Kung Fu - PowerShell, CMD and Bash scripting examples
Getting Started Guide - MSDN
ServerFault - powershell Q&A
Rob van der Woude - Powershell example scripts
VBScript-to-PowerShell
PowerShell Community Extensions - Additional cmdlets, providers, aliases, filters, functions and scripts

Blogs:
PowerShell Blog - PowerShell team
Active Directory Powershell Blog - MSDN
The PowerShell Guy - Kirk Munro
FP Schultze - PowerShell blog
PoshoHolic - PowerShell blog
Dmitry Sotnikov - Dmitry Sotnikov
Otto Helweg - Management & Instrumentation
Keith Hill - Keith Hill

Search Microsoft Knowledge base

Recommended Books.

cookbook Windows PowerShell 2.0 Cookbook or Windows PowerShell 3.0 Cookbook
by Lee Holmes, (one of the PowerShell team developers) - Hundreds of tested scripts that you can use right away to get Microsoft's new tool working for you. Also checkout Lee's blog which has more handy tips.

powershell in action Windows PowerShell in Action
by Bruce Payette, one of the founding members of the Windows PowerShell team, co-designer of the PowerShell language.
As several Amazon reviewers say "don't get this as your first PowerShell book" but it is the definitive how and why reference for everything PowerShell.

8 page quick reference PDF (cheat sheet) by Bruce Payette - free but requires registration

Windows PowerShell course book
by Frank Koch
- A free Windows PowerShell booklet available for download, translated from German.

Powershell Software

Console 2 - Front end for the CMD and or PowerShell (review)
PowerShell Plus - IDE + script library (free)
PrimalTools - A free GUI form builder for PowerShell (XML).
Admin Script Editor - Add GUI forms to PowerShell (45 day trial)
Powershell WMI Explorer - The PowerShell guy
Quest.com/powershell - Addons including the free PowerGUI editor
pash - An open source reimplementation of PowerShell for Mac, Linux, Solaris and Windows Mobile.
Wasp - A PowerShell snapin for Windows Automation - select windows and send mouse/keyboard events.

Related

Windows cmd utilities & Books can be found on the Windows Links page
Usenet group- microsoft.public.windows.powershell
TechNet forum - WinServerPowerShell
SS64 - PowerShell Discussion Forum

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