One of the consistent messages heard over the past few years, maybe more, regarding system administration and how things are done in the Microsoft world is that one must learn PowerShell. It’s how things are done and will be done into the future. I’ve never felt it to be that important or that urgent until recently. I find myself in a rut, without purpose. These are not good things. To want to go to work every day one must have purpose or one develops as dislike for the job and that’s just not good. How will I deal with this? PowerShell.
I bought a copy of Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches written by a guy named Don Jones. I carried that book around with me for more than a month of lunches and only opened it a couple of times. Then the second edition came out. Ugh. Have I had that book for that long? Apparently so. Time to learn some PowerShell. As an extra motivator I work with a Microsoft PowerShell MVP so maybe I can put a dent in this book.