Win an eBook – Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches, 2nd Ed.

By | November 6, 2012

[EDIT: Winners have been chosen and will be notified soon!]

Manning has just released a new PowerShell book, Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition by Don Jones & Jeffery Hicks. It is now available in print and eBook form, and you can win one of two eBook copies just by leaving a comment on this post.

Here is the summary from Manning’s site:

Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for administrators. Just set aside one hour a day (lunchtime would be perfect) for a month, and you’ll be automating Windows tasks faster than you ever thought possible. You’ll start with the basics… what is PowerShell and what can you do with it. Then, you’ll move systematically through the techniques and features you’ll use to make your job easier and your day shorter.

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. Deadline to enter is 11:59pm EST on November 13, 2012.

Good luck!

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103 thoughts on “Win an eBook – Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches, 2nd Ed.

  1. Mike

    Looks like an interesting book, would definitely be interested in a copy. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Grant Goodart

    Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches is one of my favorites. Would really like to get the updated version!

  3. Suvendu Shekhar Giri

    Since many days I have a desire to learn powershell as I heard a lot about it. To be honest I have only very basic idea about it. I really want start learning it.

  4. Joel Ross

    I’m really getting into Powershell lately. This would help get me there faster.

  5. Mark Wilkins

    My original “Learn PowerShell…” book was recently injured in a horrible coffee accident. Would love a fresh copy!

  6. Kevin Bullen

    Would love to learn about the new features available in v3.

  7. Michael

    Well, as a Unix admin being pressed into dealing with Windows servers, this would be valuable to me.

  8. Alan

    I was able to attend the WinConnections conference last week and one Don’s presentations. If the book is half as good as his presentation, it’ll be great.

  9. Davie

    Thanks for the competition. I’d really love one of these ebooks.
    Powershell is a great help to everyday admin tasks and I’d love to become much more familiar with it.

  10. JJ

    Looks like a great book, could totally squeeze in the hours to learn PowerShell!

  11. Mithun Patel

    Love your daily dew drops. Would love to learn about PS3

  12. Dean

    Nice training layout. PowerShell is definitely something to be learned over time.

  13. Dennis

    Awesome, I have been considering this book for a while now. Would love to win a copy 🙂

  14. Chris

    Definitely would love to win this book. I follow Jeffery Hicks on G+ and latch on to all his articles so I’d love to grab a copy and really go much farther on Powershell.

  15. Hugo

    I’m sure I can find the time between two bites of lunch to read this book!

  16. Todd Stewart

    I am looking to learn more Powershell and would like to see the new feature in Version 3. So this book would come in very handy.

  17. David

    PowerShell is becoming a must have skill for any admin working in the Windows environment.

  18. DK

    Seems like a nice book. I always wanted to get into powershell.

  19. John Straffin

    This might be what I need to finally *really* learn PowerShell … hope I win one!

  20. Paul Iddon

    Having read half of the first lunches book, I would love to read the v3 version with added Jeff Hicks

  21. dankrz

    I learn sharepoint so learning powershell is good idea.

  22. jeff_yao

    Get here from Jeffery Hick’s twitter, and I am learning PS3 at this time as well. Thanks for the giveaway.

  23. Colin

    Powershell always far more interesting than all the other things I should be doing – just got to find a way to include it In any govern task.

  24. Eric

    Looks cool. I’ve been meaning to learn Powershell more fully.

  25. Matthew

    Need, Need, Need,… To know all about PowerShell Version 3 ! What about a month of lunches ? Why not ?

  26. Andrew

    I made the suggestion at work for all the guys in the office to spend an hour or 2 on a Friday learning powershell lead by the guy that knows the most. Perhaps this book would be a better structured approach.

  27. Eric

    I would love to get this book. I was looking for a powershell 3.0 this morning to learn as my skill set needs improving 🙂

  28. Ken Henderson

    I bought the v2 book last year and it’s and excellent read.

    I might have to pick up the updated version to read over Christmas before I start my next contract. Powershell knowledge isn’t a “nice to have” skill any more – it’s essential.

  29. Brandon

    Realizing every day, more and more that my job won’t be mine anymore if I don’t start learning Powershell. I’d love to win.

  30. Jim

    90% of what I know about powershell already can be traced back to one of these two authors!

  31. Fred

    How many Thomas the Train episodes equals a month of lunches?

  32. Jim Parzych

    Having gone thru Learn Windows Powershell in a Month Of Lunches, I would love to get a copy of the latest book

  33. Firoze Bhorat

    Been waiting for this. Pity tech books are rare in SA

  34. enof k

    can I win just one Powershell class from ContentrateDon?

  35. mike maguire

    Picked up the Powershell V2 #monthoflunches book at teched Orlando 2012. Excellent book well written and easy to follow. Can set your own pace but the title pretty much tells you that part.

  36. Stuart Henderson

    Don Jones has consistently been the best Powershell author since 2006, in my opinion. You can tell, even by the way he talks on the Powerscripting podcast that he pulls no punches and tells it like it it.

    I’m sure this will be a great book too and would love to own a copy.

  37. David Ayew

    powershell v2 book was great – looking forward to the v3 read. If you are beginner to intermediate its for you.

  38. sab

    nice reviews about the author. Looking forward to read this powershell book until the last page.

  39. Tom Strike

    I’m only part way thru Learn Windows Poweshell in a Month of Lunches (version 2)so it would be a great time to switch over to 3.

  40. Rohit

    I am really looking forward to read the book, i will be delighted if i could win.

  41. whitney

    The more and more I use powershell the more I like it.

  42. Aaron A

    Would love to learn a new skill with this book to helping others.

  43. Markko Meriniit

    It’s a book I would buy but how I can say no to chance to get it free.

  44. Jonathan P

    I know Powershell, but I’m always looking for new perspectives on the language.

  45. Dror Helper

    A giveaway – cool! where do I sign 🙂

    I’ve always enjoyed reading Manning’s books and been interested in PowerShell – and it seems like a good place to start.

  46. John Perrin

    I need to automate my lunches, so this sounds perfect.

  47. Gerd Gries

    I would love to read (and win) this book. Great blog btw.

  48. Mike A

    This hand out will be a hand up. Just need to find a lunch!

  49. Lan

    I’m interested in learning Power Shell. My former colleague recommended this book. It’ll be nice to get one for free.

  50. Chris N. Sieler

    A dream is a wish your heart makes…After the results last night a free book would give me new hope.

  51. Steve Neel

    The PowerShell v.2 version of this book was a must-have…

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  53. Damien Solodow

    It’s too bad they don’t give a discount on this to people who have the earlier version.
    Ah well, winning would be free. 🙂

  54. Pradeep

    Started with Learn PowerShell In Months Of Lunches 2.0 a year back and that was awesome. Hoping same with this book as well specially when it covers 3.0/

  55. Borislav Varadinov

    Looks like an interesting book definitely will be interesting for me.

  56. Koen Metsu

    I want to learn Powershell 3 to prove a linux fanatic wrong about the lack of a ssh-like features in Windows.

  57. raymond

    I think it’s a very intersting book for study the last version of powershell

  58. raymond

    I think it’s a very intersting book for study the last version of powershell

  59. Michael James

    I’ve been talking about learning powershell properly for ages, especially with now creating NuGet packages. Would be great to win 😀

  60. Lisa GB

    I’ve heard this book is great for beginners to dig in and start learning…I can’t wait!

  61. Tim Bolton

    Once again, one of the few books that I have gone out of my way to recommend. Any of the Powershell in a month of lunches books, is a Must Have for anyone learning Powershell.

    “Learn PowerShell or learn that the square ones are fish and the round ones are burgers.”

  62. Gordie

    I have the 2nd Ed of the book and have found it invaluable. I would love to win the giveaway 🙂

    I will defo get a copy of the book anyway as i have enjoyed V2

  63. Lucas Weidner

    This is great and I could really use some PowerShell Skills! 🙂

  64. avner

    powershell is awesome – I’m really interested in picking up whats new in v3

  65. Steve Gold

    Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches is one of my favorites. Would really like to get the updated version!

  66. Just Will

    Would love the book, but sadly still haven’t found the time to dive into PS…

  67. Nigel Benton

    Got the first book which was great and I’m sure I’ll be recommneding this version as well!

  68. Geekjimmy

    This is the tool I need to polish up my scripting skills.

  69. Paul Brown Jr.

    Use Powershell on a limited basis for certain tasks. Would love to be able to actually create my own scripts to do more complex tasks.

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