I’m pleased to announce a new book in the progress of being written under the working title of the Exchange Server 2013 PowerShell Guide.
As you may have heard by now Exchange Server 2013 delivers big changes by moving away from the management console we’re all used to, and giving administrators a web-based console called the Exchange Admin Center instead.
Although this change has been made for good reasons it also presents some challenges.
Aside from being a new interface to learn one of the significant changes is the removal of the PowerShell features that Exchange admins are used to seeing in the Exchange 2007 and 2010 management console. We no longer get to pick up PowerShell tips by performing tasks in the GUI and observing the PowerShell syntax that it displays to us.
In other words, learning PowerShell for Exchange just got harder for busy administrators with not a lot of free time or budget for training. And that is where the Exchange Server 2013 PowerShell Guide steps in.
For the administrator who is new to PowerShell, new to Exchange Server, or new to both, the Exchange Server 2013 PowerShell Guide will teach you a practical mix of PowerShell fundamentals and Exchange Server 2013 administrative skills.
This is a joint writing effort between myself and fellow Aussie IT pro Chris Brown, who is a PowerShell enthusiast and a big proponent of automating systems administration.
It is still early days and we’re focussing on delivering a high level of quality rather than rushing to get something released, but at this stage we’re expecting to have the guide finished by about May of this year.
There will be more details announced over the next few months, including some pre-release sneak peaks and details of how to get the early bird discount. If you’re not already an Exchange Server Pro subscriber sign up here to make sure you don’t miss out.