O'Reilly PowerShell Quick Reference Now Available

My O'Reilly PowerShell Quick Reference is now available – a 120-page guide (in PDF format) that provides the essential reference material for your day-to-day use of PowerShell.  With a concise explanation at your fingertips, there is no need to memorize esoteric topics like regular expressions and string formatting specifiers.

Aside from its straight factual reference material, the Quick Reference also provides an enormous amount of value by distilling large bodies of knowledge into their most usable forms, including:

  • The most useful classes from the .NET Framework
  • The most useful WMI classes for WMI-based tasks
  • The most useful COM automation objects

You can get it here: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/windowspowershell/.  If you are interested in reviewing it for your blog or publication, let me know and I can try to arrange it.

Tip: If you decide to print it out, set your printer to do it double-sided, in booklet format.  Cut it in the middle, then staple it in the correct order -- it really looks great in that format.

[Edit: Please let me know if you would be interested in a printed version if it were available for slightly more.]

9 Responses to “O'Reilly PowerShell Quick Reference Now Available”

  1. Josh Maher writes:

    I would like to review on my site 🙂

    I won’t promise a glowing review though, only an honest opinion.

  2. DMBwS writes:

    Will there be a hard copy version available anytime soon? or there will be only PDF version?

  3. Lee writes:

    DBWMS (you spelt your name wrong 🙂 )

    We published this in PDF form first to provide a low cost digital version. If you are interested in a printed version (for slightly more,) please let me know.

  4. Sung Kim writes:

    I am more than interested in the hard-copy of materials since I am one of those people who cannot read much on computer screens.

    Even if it costs more I am more than willing to buy a copy as I have done so when the Monad book(from O’Reilly) first came out 😉

    Ah, sorry about misspelling my name so I will just use my real name not to mess up 😉

  5. Ian Griffiths writes:

    I’d be interested in a hard copy version. In fact, I didn’t read your post quickly enough at first, and headed straight off to Amazon to buy a copy, along with a few other books I’ve been meaning to pick up. I was slightly perplexed for a while before realising that it wasn’t available in dead-trees form.

    So I’d definitely have bought it in book form. In fact it not being in book form is a barrier to purchase, it turns out: I’ve not bought it yet. (Although that may have more to do with the fact that it’s easier for me to complete a purchase on Amazon than on O’Reilly’s site…)

  6. cj chapman writes:

    does this include RC2
    (by the time i got the monad book much of it was outdated by rc1)

  7. Vinicius Canto writes:


    I would like to write a review on my site and comment on forums and user groups that I participate (by example, MCPdx), in portuguese. Can you help me?


    Vinicius Canto
    MVP Visual Developer – Scripting
    University of São Paulo – Brazil


  8. Lee writes:

    CJ: Yes, it is up-to-date including RC2.

    Vinicius: Thanks, I’ll forward your information on to O’Reilly.

  9. Marco Shaw writes:

    I would be interested in a hard copy.

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