Dew Drop – August 29, 2012 (#1,391)

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New Manning Title Available in MEAP – Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches (Win an eBook)

[UPDATE 4-Sep-2012] – Winners have been selected and will be notified shortly.


Manning Publications has just released a new PowerShell book as a MEAP (Manning Early Access Preview). This book, Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches by Don Jones and Jeffery Hicks, takes a hands-on approach to teaching readers to use PowerShell to build Windows admin tools. Every lesson is self-contained and can be followed over a one-hour lunch.

Designed for IT professionals rather than developers, this book doesn’t require or assume any scripting or programming background or experience. Some experience using PowerShell as a command-line interface will prove helpful, and the authors’ Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition is an excellent way to get that background experience. Additional companion content is available for free from

You can buy the MEAP today, receive updates as they are published and automatically get the final eBook when it becomes available. Today, 29-Aug-2012, this title is Manning’s Deal of the Day. Just enter code dotd0829cc to get half off the MEAP eBook or MEAP pBook. You can use the same code to save 44% on Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches and PowerShell in Depth.

Morning Dew readers have a chance to win one of two eBook copies. Just leave a comment below, any comment will do. You have until 11:59pm on Monday, September 3, 2012 (Labor Day here in the U.S.) to enter.

Just a reminder that multiple comments will not increase your chances of winning, and comments for unregistered users are moderated so your comment may not immediately appear.

Good luck!

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