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A few good resources to start PowerShell from scratch:
Jump start with PowerShell 3.0
I actually really like the two set of videos below. Even if it is focused on Powershell 3.0 only, it covers everything that needs to be learned to get you started. The best thing about this course is that it is taught by Jason Helmick (PowerShell MVP) and Jefrey snover (Microsoft PowerShell Team lead and architect).
For the side note, Jefrey Snover is the ‘inventor’ of powershell, and he really knows how it works internally, and you can defenitly see it while he is talking about it. A must for the ones starting freshly in PowerShell. (The advance course is also very interesting).
The second part of the MVA jump course from Jason Helmick with Jeffrey Snover
Sapien video course:
Although these vidéos are quite old, they still deserve a place in this list. These vidéos can still be a good ressource since they go straight to the point (wheras on other présentations there is a lot of chitchat during the course which can make the course a bit long). Short and effective. A good reference list.
Windows PowerShell v2-v3-v4 Ultimate Training:
This course from the CBT nuggets website is composed of 90 different modules (!) and will go from the very basics, all the way down to complex WMI / CIM scripting operations. Don Jones will bring has a long list topic coverd. Don jones is well knowned in the PowerShell Community for the quality of his classes, and there for I a putting this course here.
PowerShell 3 Foundations:
22 videos where don Jones teaches us the fundamentals of PowerShell (limited to version 3 of PowerShell). If you go for CBT nugget, the PowerShell v2 v3 V4 ultimate training might be a better option since it is more recent.
For those who do not know PluralSight yet, it is my preffered on line training website. Of course, it is not free, but you can easily put this in your expenses or ask you boss to pay for it. I have listed you guys a list of their powershell courses, I haven’t had the time to watch them all, but most of them are pretty good.
The case PowerShell:
Mark Minasi (@mminasi), through some VERY basic topics during this very very short video of 1h17min going through
Jim Christopher will walk you through here a long list of the most common PowerShell gotcha’s that are always good to know about.
PowerShell V4 New features:
Jeffrey Hicks goes through the new features that got available with the release of PowerShell version 4.0. This vidéo contains a good introduction to Desired State configuration (DSC).
Powershell and SQL:
I haven’t watched this video (yet!) but this is for sure a hot topic that any of us working with any of the system center products (or any Microsoft product as a matter of fact) might need one day or another.
Just enough Administration:
This new tool/concept created by Jeffrey Snover (the PowerShell inventor!) in a after Snowden world teaches how to avoid these internal threats with JEA.
Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Fundamentals:
Jeffrey Hicks goes through the fundamentals of DSC in this 3h long course focus 100% on DSC. I think this video raps it all quite well.
Powershell courses focus on specific technologies:
SMA and Windows Azure pack on channel9:
There is a nice and complete series on SMA and Azure pack available on MVA. The series is composed of 7 videos which will bring you from not knowing anything about Service Management Automation, to knowing everything about it.