Azure Powershell/CLI - Book recommendations

Perzo 27 Reputation points


I am a junior admin, sitting AZ-104 soon and I was wondering, what is the best book for Powershell for beginners?

Would like to master it but have 0 experience with it. I am only interested in Azure related stuff, no Win administration etc.. + some hacking with PowerShell as well as a advanced topic for the future.

Any advice is highly appreciated.


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  1. Vaibhav Chaudhari 38,021 Reputation points

    First you have to learn the basics of PowerShell and once you know it, you can use Azure PowerShell commands, tweak them and use code for automation or administration

    I have heard of Learning PowerShell in a Month of lunches book and also YouTube channel. They should be good enough to get started.

    When I was new to PS, I have gone through Channel9 videos given below. Later I practiced running Azure PowerShell commands.

    Please don't forget to Accept Answer and Up-vote if the response helped -- Vaibhav

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  1. Perzo 27 Reputation points

    anonymous userChaudhari , @Anonymous
    Thank you both!

    Got myself sorted with few books of PS in a Month of lunches but thanks for the free stuff, will go through it as well. Cheers, much appreciated.

    Have a good one.


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  2. kobulloc-MSFT 14,986 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    The official documentation is a great place to start and you can find resources from Mike F Robbins book, PowerShell 101 available for free:


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