Exchange 2010 PowerShell cookbook–Mike Pfeiffer

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“Quick Answers to common problems” – I have to agree.

A number of PowerShell books have graced my shelves, however very few of them allow an Exchange focused professional to learn in an incremental way, focused purely on Exchange. Mike accomplishes this by introducing a concept and then building on it, gradually cranking up the complexity as the book progresses.

Chapter 1 covers PowerShell Concepts – bearing in mind that this book is focused towards an IT Pro and not a developer, Mike does a superb job of explaining PowerShell to a non developer, without going into the complexities of coding methodologies.

Chapter 13 ends the book with coding for Exchange Web Services, a daunting subject which Mike breaks down and makes accessible, with loads of value in between, including managing High Availability, Monitoring, Mailboxes, Recipients, etc, etc.

This is the first PowerShell cookbook which I have come across, which lives up to it’s promise, is full of real life experience and lives up to it’s promise.  To make it easy, Mike’s book is available in several formats, including kindle