Windows PowerShell Pocket Reference

Portable Help for PowerShell Scripters

Author: Lee Holmes

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449363393

Category: Computers

Page: 200

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This portable reference to Windows PowerShell 3.0 summarizes the command shell and scripting language, and provides a concise reference to the many tasks that make PowerShell so useful. If you’re a busy Windows administrator, and don’t have time to plow through huge books or search online, this is the ideal on-the-job tool. Written by Microsoft PowerShell team member Lee Holmes, and excerpted from his Windows PowerShell Cookbook, this edition offers up-to-date coverage of PowerShell 3.0. You’ll find information on the .NET classes and legacy tools you need to manage your system, along with chapters on how to write scripts, manage errors, and format output. Beginning with a guided tour of Windows PowerShell, this handy guide covers: PowerShell language and environment Regular expression reference XPath quick reference .NET string formatting .NET DateTime formatting Selected .NET classes and their uses WMI reference Selected COM objects and their uses Selected events and their uses Standard PowerShell verbs

Windows PowerShell Cookbook

The Complete Guide to Scripting Microsoft's Command Shell

Author: Lee Holmes

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449320686

Category: Computers

Page: 1007

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A guide to using Windows PowerShell to script Windows administrative tasks and control Windows from the command line includes more than four hundred task-oriented recipes and more than one hundred scripts.

VBScript Pocket Reference

Author: Paul Lomax,Matt Childs,Ron Petrusha

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 144935680X

Category: Computers

Page: 120

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Microsoft's Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript), a subset of Visual Basic for Applications, is a powerful language for Internet application development, where it can serve as a scripting language for server-side, client-side, and system scripting. Whether you're developing code for Active Server Pages, client-side scripts for Internet Explorer, code for Outlook forms, or scripts for Windows Script Host, VBScript Pocket Reference will be your constant companion.Don't let the pocket-friendly format fool you. Based on the bestsellingVBScript in a Nutshell, this small book details every VBScript language element--every statement, function, and object--both in VBScript itself, and in the Microsoft Scripting Runtime Library. There's a special emphasis on the following details: The syntax, using standard code conventions The arguments accepted by the function or procedure, if any exist Entries are arranged alphabetically by topic, so that you can, for instance, easily find details about that string-handling function that you can't quite remember. In addition, appendixes list VBScript operators and VBScript intrinsic constants.Regardless of how much VBScript programming experience you have, theVBScript Pocket Reference is the book you'll pick up time and time again as your standard quick reference guide to the VBScript language. It is indispensable for anyone writing scripts with VBScript.

Windows PowerShell for Developers

Enhance Your Productivity and Enable Rapid Application Development

Author: Douglas Finke

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449322662

Category: Computers

Page: 210

View: 402

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Want to perform programming tasks better, faster, simpler, and make them repeatable? Take a deep dive into Windows PowerShell and discover what this distributed automation platform can do. Whether you’re a .NET developer or IT pro, this concise guide will show you how PowerShell’s scripting language can help you be more productive on everyday tasks. Quickly learn how to create PowerShell scripts and embed them into your existing applications, write "little languages" to solve specific problems, and take charge of your code. This book includes example scripts that you can easily pull apart, tweak, and then use in your own PowerShell and .NET solutions. Slice and dice text, XML, CSV, and JSON with ease Embed PowerShell to provide scripting capabilities for your C# apps Create GUI applications five to ten times faster with less code Leverage PowerShell’s capabilities to work with the Internet Interact with DLLs and create objects, automatically display properties, and call methods in live interactive sessions Build domain-specific languages (DSLs) and vocabularies to express solutions more clearly Work with Microsoft Office via the Component Object Model (COM) Discover PowerShell v3 features included with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

Windows PowerShell in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself

Author: Timothy L. Warner

Publisher: Sams Publishing

ISBN: 0134049357

Category: Computers

Page: 500

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In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Windows PowerShell in 24 Hours helps you streamline all facets of Windows administration, supercharging your effectiveness as an IT professional or power user. This book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach shows you how to build and run scripts, extend Windows PowerShell reach, manage computers remotely, and automate a wide variety of tasks on any modern Windows server or client. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success! Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common PowerShell scripting tasks. Practical, hands-on examples show you how to apply what you learn. Quizzes and exercises help you test your knowledge and stretch your skills. Notes, tips, and cautions point out shortcuts, pitfalls, and solutions. Learn how to... Install, configure, and explore Windows PowerShell (including updates for PowerShell 5) Leverage .NET’s remarkable power and scope with easy-to-use cmdlets Build new scripts with the console, ISE visual tools, and other popular hosts Apply best practices for writing more reliable, flexible, team-friendly scripts Work effectively with the pipeline, objects, and data Extend Windows PowerShell reach via providers, drives, and output Run external tools like ping, ipconfig, and tracert from within PowerShell Remotely manage computers with basic and advanced remoting (WinRM), WMI, and Regex Configure Windows devices across the web with PSWA Sort, filter, measure, format, export, and convert script output Run Windows PowerShell flexibly, using background and scheduled jobs Customize your environment with profile scripts, alternate credentials, thirdparty tools, and packages Strengthen your control over Windows systems and services with Desired State Configuration Administer key tasks on SQL Server, SharePoint, and other Windows servers Master PowerShell skills needed to earn many Microsoft certifications

Linux Pocket Guide

Essential Commands

Author: Daniel J. Barrett

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491927534

Category: Computers

Page: 272

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O'Reilly's Pocket Guides have earned a reputation as inexpensive, comprehensive, and compact guides that have the stuff but not the fluff. Every page of Linux Pocket Guide lives up to this billing. It clearly explains how to get up to speed quickly on day-to-day Linux use. Once you're up and running, Linux Pocket Guide provides an easy-to-use reference that you can keep by your keyboard for those times when you want a fast, useful answer, not hours in the man pages. Linux Pocket Guide is organized the way you use Linux: by function, not just alphabetically. It's not the 'bible of Linux; it's a practical and concise guide to the options and commands you need most. It starts with general concepts like files and directories, the shell, and X windows, and then presents detailed overviews of the most essential commands, with clear examples. You'll learn each command's purpose, usage, options, location on disk, and even the RPM package that installed it. The Linux Pocket Guide is tailored to Fedora Linux--the latest spin-off of Red Hat Linux--but most of the information applies to any Linux system. Throw in a host of valuable power user tips and a friendly and accessible style, and you'll quickly find this practical, to-the-point book a small but mighty resource for Linux users.

Learning PowerShell DSC

Author: James Pogran

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785281887

Category: Computers

Page: 268

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Get started with the fundamentals of PowerShell DSC and utilize its power to automate deployment and configuration of your servers About This Book Create flexible and maintainable deployments using DSC configuration scripts that stand the test of time Explore the in depth details of the core architecture, concepts, and practices used by PowerShell DSC A step-by-step guide that shows you how to start using and taking advantage of PowerShell DSC Who This Book Is For This book is intended for system administrators, developers, or engineers who are responsible for configuration management and automation and wish to learn PowerShell Desired State Configuration for efficient management, configuration and deployment of systems and applications. What You Will Learn Understand configuration management and why you need it Craft flexible, reusable, and maintainable configuration scripts for thousands of servers Create custom DSC resources to manage any application or server setting Apply configuration data to deploy applications to different environments Utilize DSC push deployments to test your configuration scripts and custom DSC resources Install, configure and use DSC pull servers Run a Windows MSI package Deploy a website In Detail Windows PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration. PowerShell DSC is a new management platform that enables you to deploy and manage configuration data for software services and manage the environment in which these services run. This book begins with an overview of the basics of PowerShell DSC by covering the architecture and components of the Desired Sate Configuration. It will then familiarize you with the set of PowerShell language extensions and new PowerShell commands. It will help you understand and create DSC configurations with the help of practical examples, and to create DSC custom resources for your custom applications. Finally, you will learn to deploy a real world application using PowerShell DSC. By the end of the book, you will have better knowledge about the powerful Desired State Configuration platform, which helps you to achieve continuous delivery, and efficient management and easy deployment of data for systems. Style and approach This book is an in-depth guide to using PowerShell DSC, full of real-world experiences and best practices using PowerShell DSC. The topics are explained and build on one another other to provide a holistic learning experience. At the end, all the features learned will be used to create a real world application deployment using DSC.

Windows PowerShell 2.0 Best Practices

Author: Ed Wilson,Windows PowerShell Teams at Microsoft

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735646104

Category: Computers

Page: 752

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Apply best practices for automating system administration with Windows PowerShell 2.0 and optimize your operational efficiency and results. This guide captures the field-tested tips, real-world lessons, and candid advice of practitioners across the range of business and technical scenarios and across the scripting life cycle. Discover how to: Take advantage of new features and cmdlets in Windows PowerShell 2.0 Plan scripting usage scenarios and define standards Deploy Windows PowerShell 2.0 to desktops and servers Configure scripting environments Optimize remote scripting capabilities Work with Active Directory and WMI Design functions and modules Optimize input and output Handle errors Document scripts Test and troubleshoot scripts Avoid scripting pitfalls The companion CD includes a fully searchable eBook and sample scripts. For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.

Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step

Author: Ed Wilson

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735669996

Category: Computers

Page: 704

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Your hands-on, step-by-step guide to automating Windows administration with Windows PowerShell 3.0 Teach yourself the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell 3.0 command line interface and scripting language—one step at a time. Written by a leading scripting expert, this practical tutorial delivers learn-by-doing exercises, timesaving tips, and hands-on sample scripts for performing administrative tasks on both local and remote Windows systems. Discover how to: Use built-in cmdlets to execute commands Write scripts to handle recurring tasks Use providers to access information beyond the shell environment Configure network components with Windows Management Instrumentation Manage users, groups, and computers with Active Directory services Execute scripts to administer and troubleshoot Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps

Author: Ed Wilson

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735680965

Category: Computers

Page: 280

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Get started with this powerful Windows administration tool Automate Windows administration tasks with ease by learning the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell 3.0. Led by a Windows PowerShell expert, you’ll learn must-know concepts and techniques through easy-to-follow explanations, examples, and exercises. Once you complete this practical introduction, you can go deeper into the Windows PowerShell command line interface and scripting language with Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step. Discover how to: Create effective Windows PowerShell commands with one line of code Apply Windows PowerShell commands across several Windows platforms Identify missing hotfixes and service packs with a single command Sort, group, and filter data using the Windows PowerShell pipeline Create users, groups, and organizational units in Active Directory Add computers to a domain or workgroup with a single line of code Run Windows PowerShell commands on multiple remote computers Unleash the power of scripting with Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)

VBScript in a Nutshell

Author: Paul Lomax,Matt Childs,Ron Petrusha

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596004885

Category: Computers

Page: 491

View: 7838

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Lightweight yet powerful, VBScript from Microsoft® is used in four main areas: server-side web applications using Active Server Pages (ASP), client-side web scripts using Internet Explorer, code behind Outlook forms, and automating repetitive tasks using Windows Script Host (WSH). VBScript in a Nutshell, Second Edition delivers current and complete documentation for programmers and system administrators who want to develop effective scripts. Completely updated for VBScript 5.6, WSH 5.6 and ASP 3.0, VBScript In a Nutshell, Second Edition includes updated introductory chapters that will help you keep current with the significant changes since the first edition was published. New chapters introduce the Windows Script Component for creating binary COM components, and the Script Encoder. The main part of the book is a comprehensive reference focusing on VBScript essentials with an alphabetical reference to all statements, keywords and objects, and a section of notes and solutions to real-world gotchas--various undocumented behaviors and aspects of the language--to help you avoid potential problems. Each entry in the reference section details the following: The keyword's syntax, using standard code conventions A list of arguments accepted by the function or procedure, if any exist A discussion of how and where the keyword should be used within the scripting environment A discussion of the differences between the operation of the keyword in Visual Basic or VBA and in VBScript Regardless of your level of experience programming with VBScript, VBScript in a Nutshell, Second Edition is the book you'll want by your side--the most complete, up-to-date, and easy-to-use language reference available.

Windows Server 2012: Up and Running

Author: Samara Lynn

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449320759

Category: Computers

Page: 243

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Discusses how to configure and manage Microsoft Server 2012's expanded capabilities, covering data management, user permissions, networking tools, and data integrity.

Exam Ref 70-698 Installing and Conf

Author: Andrew Bettany,Andrew Warren

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 1509307893

Category: Computers

Page: 496

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Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-698—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of installing, configuring, managing, and maintaining Windows 10 core services. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, this Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: • Implement Windows • Configure and support core services • Manage and maintain Windows This Microsoft Exam Ref: • Organizes its coverage by exam objectives • Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you • Assumes you have experience with installing, configuring, and locally managing and maintaining Windows 10 core services

Learning Python

Powerful Object-Oriented Programming

Author: Mark Lutz

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449355692

Category: Computers

Page: 1600

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Get a comprehensive, in-depth introduction to the core Python language with this hands-on book. Based on author Mark Lutz’s popular training course, this updated fifth edition will help you quickly write efficient, high-quality code with Python. It’s an ideal way to begin, whether you’re new to programming or a professional developer versed in other languages. Complete with quizzes, exercises, and helpful illustrations, this easy-to-follow, self-paced tutorial gets you started with both Python 2.7 and 3.3— the latest releases in the 3.X and 2.X lines—plus all other releases in common use today. You’ll also learn some advanced language features that recently have become more common in Python code. Explore Python’s major built-in object types such as numbers, lists, and dictionaries Create and process objects with Python statements, and learn Python’s general syntax model Use functions to avoid code redundancy and package code for reuse Organize statements, functions, and other tools into larger components with modules Dive into classes: Python’s object-oriented programming tool for structuring code Write large programs with Python’s exception-handling model and development tools Learn advanced Python tools, including decorators, descriptors, metaclasses, and Unicode processing

Windows PowerShell Cookbook

for Windows, Exchange 2007, and MOM

Author: Lee Holmes

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 059655477X

Category: Computers

Page: 592

View: 6456

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This Cookbook by Windows PowerShell team developer Lee Holmes provides hundreds of tested scripts that you can use right away to get Microsoft's new tool working for you. More than 150 recipes, combined with a concise task-based introduction to the Windows PowerShell scripting language and environment, make it the perfect look-up guide when you encounter a thorny problem, or need a quick solution. The ideal companion to any tutorial or reference, this book meets the needs of system administrators at any level. Microsoft has revolutionized the world of system management and command-line shells with its release of Windows PowerShell, and Lee Holmes gives you practical tools and inside advice that will make you a more productive user and administrator. You will be able to solve everything from automating routine tasks, working with files, event logs and other forms of structured data, to managing the users and resources of complex Windows networks. Each recipe includes a focused piece of code plus discussion of how and why it works, so that you can apply the solution to similar tasks. You get an array of recipes covering PowerShell fundamentals, common tasks, and administrator tasks, including: Pipelines, variables, objects, looping and flow control, strings and unstructured text, calculations and math Simple files; structured files; Internet-enabled scripts; code reuse; lists, arrays and hashtables; user feedback; error management; environmental awareness; script signing; and more Files and directories, registry manipulation, comparing data, event logs, process cmdlets, service cmdlets, Active Directory, enterprise computer management, and more Those who administer Microsoft's Exchange 2007 and System Center Operations Manager (formerly MOM) will also benefit from this book, with separate chapters devoted to these servers. All Windows administrators will appreciate the appendices that include a PowerShell language quick reference, and a reference to the .NET, WMI and COM objects that PowerShell scripters will use often. With working scripts, tutorials, and references all in one volume, Windows PowerShell Cookbook will turbocharge the productivity of any Windows administrator.

Active Directory Cookbook

Author: Laura E. Hunter,Robbie Allen

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596554443

Category: Computers

Page: 1092

View: 7740

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When you need practical hands-on support for Active Directory, the updated edition of this extremely popular Cookbook provides quick solutions to more than 300 common (and uncommon) problems you might encounter when deploying, administering, and automating Microsoft's network directory service. For the third edition, Active Directory expert Laura E. Hunter offers troubleshooting recipes based on valuable input from Windows administrators, in addition to her own experience. You'll find solutions for the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), ADAM (Active Directory Application Mode), multi-master replication, Domain Name System (DNS), Group Policy, the Active Directory Schema, and many other features. The Active Directory Cookbook will help you: Perform Active Directory tasks from the command line Use scripting technologies to automate Active Directory tasks Manage new Active Directory features, such as Read-Only Domain Controllers, fine-grained password policies, and more Create domains and trusts Locate users whose passwords are about to expire Apply a security filter to group policy objects Check for potential replication problems Restrict hosts from performing LDAP queries View DNS server performance statistics Each recipe includes a discussion explaining how and why the solution works, so you can adapt the problem-solving techniques to similar situations. Active Directory Cookbook is ideal for any IT professional using Windows Server 2008, Exchange 2007, and Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007, including Active Directory administrators looking to automate task-based solutions. "It is rare for me to visit a customer site and not see a copy of Active Directory Cookbook on a shelf somewhere, which is a testament to its usefulness. The Cookbook takes the pain out of everyday AD tasks by providing concise, clear and relevant recipes. The fact that the recipes are provided using different methods (graphical user interface, command line and scripting) means that the book is suitable for anyone working with AD on a day-to-day basis. The introduction of PowerShell examples in this latest edition will be of particular interest for those looking to transition from VBScript. Laura has also done a great job in extending the Cookbook in this edition to encompass the broad range of changes to AD in Windows Server 2008." --Tony Murray, Founder of Activedir.org and Directory Services MVP "If you already understand Active Directory fundamentals and are looking fora quick solution to common Active Directory related tasks, look no further,you have found the book that you need." --joe Richards, Directory Services MVP "The Active Directory Cookbook is the real deal... a soup-to-nuts catalog of every administrative task an Active Directory administrator needs to perform. If you administer an Active Directory installation, this is the very first book you have to put on your shelf." --Gil Kirkpatrick, Chief Architect, Active Directory and Identity Management, Quest Software and Directory Services MVP

Powershell in Depth

Author: Don Jones,Jeffery Hicks,Richard Siddaway

Publisher: Manning Publications

ISBN: 9781617292187

Category: Computers

Page: 744

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Summary PowerShell in Depth, Second Edition is the go-to reference for administrators working with Windows PowerShell. Every major technique, technology, and tactic is carefully explained and demonstrated, providing a hands-on guide to almost everything an admin would do in the shell. Written by three experienced authors and PowerShell MVPs, this is the PowerShell book you'll keep next to your monitor—not on your bookshelf! Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Book A Windows admin using PowerShell every day may not have the time to search the net every time he or she hits a snag. Wouldn't it be great to have a team of seasoned PowerShell experts ready to answer even the toughest questions? That's what you get with this book. PowerShell in Depth, Second Edition is the go-to reference for administrators working with Windows PowerShell. Every major technique, technology, and tactic is carefully explained and demonstrated, providing a hands-on guide to almost everything an admin would do in the shell. Written by PowerShell MVPs Don Jones, Jeffrey Hicks, and Richard Siddaway, each valuable technique was developed and thoroughly tested, so you'll be able to consistently write production-quality, maintainable scripts while saving hours of time and effort. This book assumes you know the basics of PowerShell. What's Inside Automating tasks Packaging and deploying scripts Introduction to Desired State Configuration PowerShell security Covers PowerShell version 3 and later About the Authors Don Jones, Jeffery Hicks, and Richard Siddaway are Microsoft MVPs, trainers, and administrators. Collectively, they've authored nearly three dozen books on PowerShell and Windows administration. Table of Contents PART 1 POWERSHELL FUNDAMENTALS Introduction PowerShell hosts Using the PowerShell help system The basics of PowerShell syntax Working with PSSnapins and modules Operators Working with objects The PowerShell pipeline Formatting PART 2 POWERSHELL MANAGEMENT PowerShell Remoting Background jobs and scheduling Working with credentials Regular expressions Working with HTML and XML data PSDrives and PSProviders Variables, arrays, hash tables, and script blocks PowerShell security Advanced PowerShell syntax PART 3 POWERSHELL SCRIPTING AND AUTOMATION PowerShell's scripting language Basic scripts and functions Creating objects for output Scope PowerShell workflows Advanced syntax for scripts and functions Script modules and manifest modules Custom formatting views Custom type extensions Data language and internationalization Writing help Error handling techniques Debugging tools and techniques Functions that work like cmdlets Tips and tricks for creating reports PART 4 ADVANCED POWERSHELL Working with the Component Object Model (COM) Working with .NET Framework objects Accessing databases Proxy functions Building a GUI WMI and CIM Working with the web Desired State Configuration

Windows 10 In Depth (includes Content Update Program)

Author: Brian Knittel,Paul McFedries

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0134121767

Category: Computers

Page: 1200

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Windows 10 In Depth is just the guide you need. It will get you through the learning curve to become a Windows 10 expert. The authors of Windows 10 In Depth have scaled the steepest part of the learning curve for you, and give you great guidance from the first page to the last, from your first hour with Windows 10 to long-term management and maintenance tasks. In addition, this book is part of Que’s exciting new Content Update Program. As Microsoft updates features of Windows 10, sections of this book will be updated or new sections will be added to match the updates to the software. The updates will be delivered to you via a FREE Web Edition of this book, which can be accessed with any Internet connection. To learn more, visit www.quepublishing.com/CUP. This massive book includes detailed step-by-step procedures, which you through even the most complex configuration and management tasks. Whether you have a traditional PC or a souped-up tablet with a touchscreen, Windows 10 In Depth is just the guide you need. It will get you through the learning curve to become a Windows 10 expert. The authors have scaled the steepest part of the learning curve for you. From the first page to the last, and from your first hour with Windows 10, Brian Knittel and Paul McFedries share their 50+ years of combined Windows, networking, and security experience with you.