Mastering Windows PowerShell Scripting: Automate and manage your environment using PowerShell Core 6.0, 3rd Edition

Grasp advanced PowerShell Core 6.0 functionalities to automate your environmentKey FeaturesKeep up with changes introduced in PowerShell Core 6.0Easily maintain appropriate compatibility with older versionsAutomate complex tasks, manipulate data, and secure your environment with PowerShell Core 6.0Book DescriptionPowerShell scripts offer a handy way to automate various chores, however working effectively with these scripts can be a difficult task.This comprehensive guide starts with the fundamentals before moving on to advanced-level topics to help you become a PowerShell Core 6.0 expert. The first module, PowerShell Core 6.0 Fundamentals, begins with the new features of PowerShell Core 6.0, installing it on Linux, and working with parameters, objects and .NET classes from within PowerShell Core 6.0. As you make your way through the chapters, you'll see how to efficiently manage large amounts of data and interact with other services using PowerShell Core 6.0. You'll be able to make the most of PowerShell Core 6.0's powerful automation feature, where you will have different methods available to parse data and manipulate regular expressions and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). After having explored automation, you will enter the extending PowerShell Core 6.0 module, covering asynchronous processing and desired state configuration. In the last module, you will learn to extend PowerShell Core 6.0 using advanced scripts and filters, and also debug issues along with working on error handling techniques.By the end of this book, you will be an expert in scripting with PowerShell Core 6.0.What you will learnOptimize code through the use of functions, switches, and looping structuresWork with objects and operators to test and manipulate dataParse and manipulate different data typesCreate scripts and functions using PowerShellUse jobs, events, and popular public modules which assist with implementing multithreadingWrite .NET classes with ease within the PowerShellCreate and implement regular expressions in PowerShell scriptsMake use of advanced techniques to define and restrict the behavior of parametersWho this book is forIf you are a system administrator who wants to become an expert in controlling and automating your Windows environment, then Mastering Windows PowerShell Scripting is for you. It is also ideal for those new to the PowerShell language.Table of ContentsIntroduction to PowerShellModules and Snap-insWorking with Objects in PowerShellOperatorsVariables, Arrays, and HashtablesBranching and LoopingWorking with .NETStrings, Numbers, and DatesRegular ExpressionsFiles, Folders, and the RegistryWindows Management InstrumentationHTML, XML, and JSONWeb Requests and Web ServicesRemoting and Remote ManagementAsynchronous ProcessingScripts, Functions, and FiltersParameters, Validation, and Dynamic ParametersClasses and EnumerationsBuilding ModulesTestingError Handling

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