List of PowerShell Books

My list of free PowerShell eBooks has been very popular, so I decided to compile a list of paid PowerShell books. I own several of these books myself, and I thought it would be helpful to have links to the publisher page for code examples, bonus chapters and errata.

With the release of PowerShell 3 with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, it’s difficult to suggest books that don’t cover the additional features in the new version. For newcomers to PowerShell, take a look at the updated edition of Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches or Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step By Step. For someone that has been using PowerShell and is looking for a more advanced book, I recommend PowerShell in Depth.

The one possible exception to “buy a book that covers version 3″ is Windows PowerShell in Action by Bruce Payette. This book goes into great depth on the inner workings of PowerShell and why certain decisions were made during development. Bruce is a founding member of the Windows PowerShell team at Microsoft, and the principal author of the language implementation. It’s hard to find a more authoritative source than this, and I hope this book gets updated for PowerShell version 3.

Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches

Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches CoverDon Jones, Jeffery Hicks
Paperback: 300 pages
Publisher: Manning Publications (October 28, 2012)
ISBN-10: 1617291080
ISBN-13: 978-1617291081
Amazon | Publisher


Windows PowerShell Cookbook, Third Edition

Windows PowerShell Cookbook Third EditionLee Holmes
Paperback: 1000 pages
Publisher: O’Reilly Media (January 22, 2013)
ISBN-10: 1449320686
ISBN-13: 978-1449320683
Amazon | Publisher


PowerShell in Depth

PowerShell in Depth CoverDon Jones, Richard Siddaway, Jeffery Hicks
Paperback: 525 pages
Publisher: Manning Publications (October 28, 2012)
ISBN-10: 1617290556
ISBN-13: 978-1617290558
Amazon | Publisher


Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step By Step

Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step By StepEd Wilson
Paperback: 560 pages
Publisher: Microsoft Press (August 22, 2012)
ISBN-10: 0735663394
ISBN-13: 978-0735663398
Amazon | Publisher



PowerShell 3.0 Advanced Administration Handbook

PowerShell 3.0 Advanced Administration HandbookSherif Talaat, Haijun Fu
Paperback: 370 pages
Publisher: Packt Publishing (March 28, 2013)
ISBN-10: 1849686424
ISBN-13: 978-1849686426
Amazon | Publisher


Microsoft Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Look

Microsoft Windows PowerShell 3 First LookAdam Driscoll
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Packt Publishing (October 3, 2012)
ISBN-10: 1849686440
ISBN-13: 978-1849686440
Amazon | Publisher


Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches

Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches MEAP CoverDon Jones, Jeffery Hicks
Paperback: 300 pages
Publisher: Manning Publications (Early 2013)
ISBN-13: 978-1617291166
Publisher


Windows PowerShell for Developers

Windows PowerShell For DevelopersDouglas Finke
Paperback: 125 pages
Publisher: O’Reilly Media (June 22, 2012)
ISBN-10: 1449322700
ISBN-13: 978-1449322700
Amazon | Publisher


PowerShell and WMI

PowerShell and WMIRichard Siddaway
Paperback: 450 pages
Publisher: Manning Publications (May 28, 2012)
ISBN-10: 1617290114
ISBN-13: 978-1617290114
Amazon | Publisher


Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Windows PowerShell 2.0: Expert Cookbook

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Windows PowerShell 2 Expert CookbookYaroslav Pentsarskyy
Paperback: 310 pages
Publisher: Packt Publishing (November 11, 2011)
ISBN-10: 1849684103
ISBN-13: 978-1849684101
Amazon | Publisher


Windows PowerShell 2.0 Bible

Windows PowerShell 2.0 BibleThomas Lee, Karl Mitschke, Mark E. Schill, Tome Tanasovski
Paperback: 696 pages
Publisher: Wiley (October 11, 2011)
ISBN-10: 1118021983
ISBN-13: 978-1118021989
Amazon | Publisher


Microsoft Exchange 2010 PowerShell Cookbook

Microsoft Exchange 2010 PowerShell CookbookMike Pfeiffer
Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: Packt Publishing (July 25, 2011)
ISBN-10: 1849682461
ISBN-13: 978-1849682466
Amazon | Publisher


PowerShell for SharePoint 2010 How-To

PowerShell for SharePoint 2010 HowToSteven Mann
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Sams (July 2, 2011)
ISBN-10: 067233559X
ISBN-13: 978-0672335594
Amazon | Publisher


Automating Active Directory Administration with Windows PowerShell 2.0

Automating Active Directory Administration with Windows PowerShell 2.0Ken St. Cyr, Laura E. Hunter
Paperback: 504 pages
Publisher: Sybex (June 28, 2011)
ISBN-10: 1118027310
ISBN-13: 978-1118027318
Amazon | Publisher


Automating SharePoint 2010 with Windows PowerShell 2.0

Automating SharePoint 2010 Administration with Windows PowerShell 2.0Gary Lapointe, Shannon Bray
Paperback: 768 pages
Publisher: Sybex (June 21, 2011)
ISBN-10: 0470939206
ISBN-13: 978-0470939208
Amazon | Publisher


Automating Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows PowerShell 2.0

Automating Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows PowerShellMatthew Hester, Sarah Dutkiewicz
Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Sybex (May 31, 2011)
ISBN-10: 1118013867
ISBN-13: 978-1118013861
Amazon | Publisher


Windows PowerShell in Action, Second Edition

Windows PowerShell In Action, Second EditionBruce Payette
Paperback: 1016 pages
Publisher: Manning Publications (May 18, 2011)
ISBN-10: 1935182137
ISBN-13: 978-1935182139
Amazon | Publisher


Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches

Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of LunchesDon Jones
Paperback: 425 pages
Publisher: Manning Publications (May 14, 2011)
ISBN-10: 1617290211
ISBN-13: 978-1617290213
Amazon | Publisher | Bonus Materials


VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration

VMware vSphere PowerCLI ReferenceLuc Dekens, Alan Renouf, Glenn Sizemore, Arnim van Lieshout, Jonathan Medd
Paperback: 768 pages
Publisher: Sybex (April 12, 2011)
ISBN-10: 0470890797
ISBN-13: 978-0470890790
Amazon | Publisher


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

Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShellJeffery Hicks
Paperback: 402 pages
Publisher: SAPIEN Technologies (April 1, 2011)
ISBN-10: 0982131445
ISBN-13: 978-0982131442
Amazon | Publisher


Windows PowerShell 2.0 Best Practices

Windows PowerShell Best PracticesEd Wilson
Paperback: 752 pages
Publisher: Microsoft Press (December 14, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0735626464
ISBN-13: 978-0735626461
Amazon | Publisher


PowerShell for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrators

PowerShell for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 AdministratorsNiklas Goude, Mattias Karlsson
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media (October 7, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0071747974
ISBN-13: 978-0071747974
Amazon | Publisher


Windows PowerShell Cookbook, Second Edition

Windows PowerShell CookbookLee Holmes
Paperback: 888 page
Publisher: O’Reilly Media (August 26, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0596801505
ISBN-13: 978-0596801502
Amazon | Publisher


PowerShell in Practice

PowerShell in PracticeRichard Siddaway
Paperback: 500 pages
Publisher: Manning Publications (June 28, 2010)
ISBN-10: 1935182005
ISBN-13: 978-1935182009
Amazon | Publisher


Windows PowerShell 2.0 TFM

Windows PowerShell TFMDon Jones, Jeffery Hicks
Paperback: 714 pages
Publisher: SAPIEN Technologies (January 1, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0982131429
ISBN-13: 978-0982131428
Amazon | Publisher


Windows PowerShell 2 For Dummies

Windows PowerShell 2 for DummiesSteve Seguis
Paperback: 412 pages
Publisher: For Dummies (August 10, 2009)
ISBN-10: 0470371986
ISBN-13: 978-0470371985
Amazon | Publisher


Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Administration with Windows PowerShell

SQL Server 2008 Administration with Windows PowerShellAnanthakumar Muthusamy, Yan Pan
Paperback: 576 pages
Publisher: Wrox (June 9, 2009)
ISBN-10: 0470477288
ISBN-13: 978-0470477281
Amazon | Publisher


Windows PowerShell 2.0 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant

Windows PowerShell Administrators Pocket ConsultantWilliam R. Stanek
Paperback: 464 pages
Publisher: Microsoft Press (May 27, 2009)
ISBN-10: 0735625956
ISBN-13: 978-0735625952
Amazon | Publisher


Managing VMware Infrastructure with Windows PowerShell TFM

Managing VMware Infrastructure with Windows PowerShellHal Rottenberg
Paperback: 388 pages
Publisher: SAPIEN Technologies (March 31, 2009)
ISBN-10: 0982131402
ISBN-13: 978-0982131404
Amazon | Publisher


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

Windows PowerShell Programming for the Absolute BeginnerJerry Lee Ford Jr.
Paperback: 423 pages
Publisher: Course Technology PTR (December 18, 2008)
ISBN-10: 1598638998
ISBN-13: 978-1598638998
Amazon | Publisher


Windows PowerShell Unleashed (2nd Edition)

Windows PowerShell UnleashedTyson Kopczynski, Pete Handley, Marco Shaw
Paperback: 528 pages
Publisher: Sams (December 14, 2008)
ISBN-10: 0672329883
ISBN-13: 978-0672329883
Amazon | Publisher