This free guide covers all of the hidden details, configuration tricks, and difficult scenarios involved with Windows PowerShell Remoting.
My list of free PowerShell eBooks has been very popular, so I decided to compile a list of paid PowerShell books. I own several of these books myself, and I thought it would be helpful to have links to the publisher page for code examples, bonus chapters and errata.
My top recommendation is Windows PowerShell in Action by Bruce Payette. This book goes into great depth on the inner workings of PowerShell and why certain decisions were made during development. Bruce is a founding member of the Windows PowerShell team at Microsoft, and the principal author of the language implementation. Itís hard to find a more authoritative source than this.
Someone with no scripting or programming experience would have an easier time with Don Jonesí Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches. Donís book is written like a textbook with each chapter building on the previous lessons. There are also excellent supplementary resources available including a classroom kit for trainers and video lessons.
The remaining books are listed by publication date, and how useful they are depends on the situation. Someone that likes to learn from examples might prefer the Windows PowerShell Cookbook, while a SharePoint or VMware administrator would find the books focusing on those specific topics immediately valuable.