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Over the last couple of years, the use of PowerShell became more and more important. I remember running my first commands and building my first automation using Windows PowerShell back in 2006. Since then, PowerShell became one of my daily tools to build, deploy, manage IT environments. With the release of PowerShell version 6 and now PowerShell 7, PowerShell became cross-platform. This means you can now use it on even more systems like Linux and macOS. With PowerShell becoming more and more powerful (you see what I did here ;)), more people are asking me how they can get started with PowerShell. Luckily we just released a new module called “Introduction to PowerShell” on Microsoft Learn.
In this module, you will learn about the basics of PowerShell. This cross-platform command-line shell and scripting language is built for task automation and configuration management. You’ll learn basics like what PowerShell is, what it’s used for, and how to use it.
After you have completed this module, you will be able to understand what PowerShell is and what you can use it for, explore different cmdlets, construct a sequence of cmdlets in a pipeline, and apply sound filtering and formatting principles to your commands.
The Introduction to PowerShell module includes 9 units:
- What is PowerShell?
- Exercise – Run your first PowerShell commands
- Use the core cmdlets to find and learn about cmdlets
- Exercise – Use the core cmdlets to learn about the available commands
- Create powerful pipelines by connecting cmdlets
- Exercise – Create a pipeline and format the response
- Knowledge check
I hope this helps you get started with PowerShell! If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment!
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