• Your feedback wanted! New eBook Hosting for

    After dealing with numerous problems from PenFlip (where our free ebooks are currently located), we’ve decided to try two new hosting providers: GitBook and LeanPub. Both of these are, or can be, based on Git/GitHub, which means the Markdown text of the book will always be open-sourced and available. Both offer conversion into PDF, MOBI, […]

  • Free eBook Transition

    Over the past few weeks, Matt Penny has been busy moving our free eBooks into their new home on Penflip. Code, when available, is located in our GitHub repo, and modules will soon be available in the PowerShell Gallery for downloading via Install-Module. Penflip is a Markdown-based editing system backed by GitHub. This means anyone […]

  • Our eBook Transition - and Your Chance to Contribute!

    We’re in the process of migrating our free ebook collection over to Penflip, an online, Git-based collaborative authoring and publishing tool. Matt Penny has taken the lead in converting our Word documents to the Markdown syntax used by Penflip, and as you can see on our ebooks page, most of the titles now have an […]

  • eBook Cover Contest

    Fancy yourself a graphics person? Just like to doodle? We’re holding a contest to create new covers for our various ebooks. Winners will receive absolutely nothing, other than a cover credit within the text (hey, we’ll also give you a full set of the ebooks for free, what the heck). Covers must include the book […]

  • Massive Update to All Seven Free eBooks at

    We’ve just finished a massive re-do of all 7 free ebooks. First, they’re now hosted in a public OneDrive folder. This means you can quickly and easily view them online, download a DOCX, or download a PDF. Anytime, anywhere. Second, we’ve had folks go through and make the formatting more consistent, using a more […]

  • Free eBook from Microsoft's Scripting Guy: Windows PowerShell Networking Guide

    Ed Wilson, Microsoft’s Scripting Guy, has created a free ebook, Windows PowerShell Networking Guide. It’s designed to provide a super-quick PowerShell crash course, and then show you how to  manage various networking scenarios by using the shell. And it’s free! Just click the link to get your copy – and please, tell a friend! PoshNetworking.pdf

  • Error Handling draft available

    There was quite a bit of interest in the upcoming free Error Handling ebook during the PowerScripting Podcast on Thursday. It’s still in a very early draft form, but I’ve posted it to the GitHub repository for anyone who wants to brave the unedited waters and get a preview of the content. Feedback is welcome, […]

  • Community Book of PowerShell Practices

    Released in our new Git repo: The Community Book of PowerShell Practices, an ongoing book started from this past Summer’s “Great Debates” blog post series. Grab it from and enjoy!

  • Great Debate: The Conclusion

    All this Summer, we’ve been encouraging your feedback in a series of Great Debate posts. Most of the topics came from the 2013 Scripting Games, where we definitely saw people coming down on both sides of these topics. My goal was to pull everyone’s thoughts together into a kind of community consensus, and to offer […]

  • Two PowerShell Books 50% off TODAY ONLY

    PowerShell in Depth and Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches are on half-price August 25th, 2013. Use code dotd0825au at or Use code dotd0825au at Tell a friend who needs to start learning PowerShell – two great books at 50% off. All print books come with a voucher for free ebook versions (MOBI, EPUB, PDF), […]