Posts Tagged ‘tfm’


Announcing PowerShell 4.0 TFM

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 by Alex Riedel
SAPIEN Press has teamed up with PowerShell MVP Jason Helmick and Mike F. Robbins to create the next generation of our popular PowerShell TFM book. Covering the newly released PowerShell 4.0, we expect this new book to be available in January 2014. This edition is designed from the ground up to not only be a book for learning PowerShell but also a reference and a lab guide. So no matter whether you are just beginning to learn PowerShell or whether you are a seasoned veteran, this book has everything you need. The Learning Guide with its 22 chapters will…   More »

Simpler eBook Downloads

Monday, March 1st, 2010 by Ferdinand Rios
SAPIEN Technologies has streamlined it's ebook download scheme for an easier user experience. Customers that purchase SAPIEN Press ebooks on only need to register their license keys on to instantly download their ebooks. Once registered, a download link appears next to the ebook title. The customer just clicks that link to download their title. This new process eliminates the middle step of waiting for an email with a download link and therefore eliminating the problem of lost emails or emails getting trapped in spam filters.…   More »

Updated Windows PowerShell:TFM 3rd edition now available

Thursday, June 4th, 2009 by Jeffery Hicks
At long last, we've released an updated version of Windows PowerShell: TFM 3rd Ed that covers PowerShell CTP 3. Actually, you'll find some overlap with the version of PowerShell included in WIndows 7 RC1. This version of the book is offered in eBook format as part of our IPO program.   More »

Windows PowerShell: TFM 3rd Edition.

Monday, December 29th, 2008 by Jeffery Hicks
When the first PowerShell CTP came out, SAPIEN Press began offering the 3rd edition of our popular Windows PowerShell: TFM book. The 3rd edition of the book covers PowerShell version 2. While the version 2 is in CTP status, we've been offering the book as an ebook only. Once the PowerShell v2.0 officially ships, then everyone who has a ebook version will get a copy of the final printed book. With each CTP release, the book is updated. Of course by now you probably heard that CTP3 has been released. We know you are eager to get your hands on the new material and we are eager to get it to you.   More »

Where do I begin?

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 by Jeffery Hicks
"I'm new to scripting and need a book recommendation." "Should I learn VBScript or PowerShell?" "What are some good books for learning scripting?" These are natural and common questions. A few years ago the answers would have been simple. But today if you are just getting started with administrative scripting, the answers only bring more questions. The real question isn't what book should you read but what technology should you learn? If you are a a SAPIEN blog reader I'm going to assume that the choice comes down to VBScript or PowerShell. The quick answer is to learn both, but I realize that's not practical. So let's look at this a bit further and realize that some of this will change once PowerShell v2.0 is released as part of Windows 7 and depending on your adoption of Windows 7.   More »

PowerShell In Production Poll – Closed

Friday, November 21st, 2008 by Jeffery Hicks
We're going to close out the PowerShell in production poll. Thanks to all who responded. The margin narrowed a bit but still over 70% of you, or at least those who frequent the SAPIEN blog, are running PowerShell in a production environment. For organizations who aren't I understand the reasons and believe that PowerShell v2 will bring more of you on board. Of course I hope you won't wait, there's no reason not to at least learning PowerShell. Sure, PowerShell v2.0 will offer lots of new bells and whistles, but you won't have wasted any time learning PowerShell v1.0.   More »

Proofing the Proof

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008 by Jeffery Hicks
I just got the proof from the printer for Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell: TFM. It always exciting to hold a finished (or close to finished) book.  As soon as we check the proof and give the ok to the printer, books will be available.  We're trying to get this turned around as soon as humanly possible. Thanks for all your patience and support.…   More »

Technical Reviewers needed

Friday, July 25th, 2008 by Jeffery Hicks
PowerShell and VMWare guru Hal Rottenberg is hard at work on Managing VMWare with Windows PowerShell: TFM. We are now in need of a handful of committed technical reviewers.   More »

A New PowerShell v2 CTP?

Thursday, April 24th, 2008 by Don Jones
Jeffrey Snover has been posting blog entries that are leading up to a new CTP of Windows PowerShell v2. Keep in mind that we'll be updating Windows PowerShell v2.0: TFM at the same time! So if you've bought it in the past, watch for an announcement, here in this blog, when a new revision is available.  Why buy a book about a product that isn't out, yet? First, it's a great way to get deep into the CTP quickly, and start testing new features. THIS is the time when the PowerShell team can make use of your feedback on HOW…   More »

Coming Soon: Managing VMWare with Windows PowerShell

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008 by Don Jones
We've a new book in the works: Managing VMWare with Windows PowerShell: TFM. Read about it at, where you can also read about the author and (once we have them available) download preview chapters. We'll be looking for community reviewers before long, so if you're an ESX Server user, stay tuned to this blog for your chance to participate and earn some cash!…   More »