Microsoft by default has decided to display Windows PowerShell in the Windows 8.1 WinX Power Menu, although you can change it back to Command Prompt, if you wish. But for those of you who’d like to try you hand at learning Windows PowerShell 3.0, you can download these step by step guides released by Microsoft.
Windows PowerShell 3.0 Guides
Microsoft Windows PowerShell is a new command-line shell and scripting language designed for system administration and automation. Built on the .NET Framework, Windows PowerShell enables IT professionals and developers control and automate the administration of Windows and applications.
These reference guides will quickly teach you tips, shortcuts, and common operations in the new Windows PowerShell 3.0, Windows PowerShell Workflow, Windows PowerShell ISE, Windows PowerShell Web Access, Server Manager for Windows Server 2012, WinRM, WMI, and WS-Man.
There are several files available for download. Visit Microsoft, click on the Download button, select the one’s you want and click files you need and click on Next to download them. You might want to also have a look at Windows PowerShell features and the benefits of upgrading.
Go here to download the Windows PowerShell 4.0 Guide.
These links may also interest you:
- Microsoft Script Explorer for Windows PowerShell
- Windows PowerShell Quick Reference Guide.