Exchange 2010 PowerShell cookbook–Mike Pfeiffer

“Quick Answers to common problems” – I have to agree.

A number of PowerShell books have graced my shelves, however very few of them allow an Exchange focused professional to learn in an incremental way, focused purely on Exchange. Mike accomplishes this by introducing a concept and then building on it, gradually cranking up the complexity as the book progresses.

Chapter 1 covers PowerShell Concepts – bearing in mind that this book is focused towards an IT Pro and not a developer, Mike does a superb job of explaining PowerShell to a non developer, without going into the complexities of coding methodologies.

Chapter 13 ends the book with coding for Exchange Web Services, a daunting subject which Mike breaks down and makes accessible, with loads of value in between, including managing High Availability, Monitoring, Mailboxes, Recipients, etc, etc.

This is the first Exchange 2010 PowerShell cookbook which I have come across, which lives up to it’s promise, is full of real life experience and lives up to it’s promise.  To make it easy, Mike’s book is available in several formats, including kindle

Nicolas Blank

Nicolas is an Architect, author, and speaker focused on all things Exchange and Cloud at NBConsult. With over 16 years of experience on Exchange, Nicolas consults to customers globally on cloud based and on-premises Exchange as well as ISVs building Exchange focused products. Nicolas has extensive experience using Azure to create public and private Azure based offerings leveraging cloud based principles and common sense. Nicolas currently holds status of MCM Exchange 2010, Office 365 (Microsoft Certified Master), MCSM Exchange 2013, and has been awarded Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for Microsoft Exchange since March 2007. Nicolas has co-authored "Microsoft Exchange Server 2013: Design, Deploy and Deliver an Enterprise Messaging Solution," published by Sybex. Nicolas blogs regularly on Exchange and messaging topics at, tweets at @nicolasblank, and is the founder of and a contributor to IT Pro Africa and @itproafrica

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