PowerShell Tools and Books That I Use

Tools I Use (note…these are all free!):

  • PowerGUI Script Editor (I haven’t ever gotten the hang of PowerGUI itself)
  • Powershell Community Extensions 1.2  (PSCX)
  • PowerTab
  • SQL PowerShell Extensions 1.61 (SQLPSX)
  • PrimalForms Community Edition


  • PowerShell In Action by Bruce Payette
  • Professional Windows PowerShell Programming: Snapins, Cmdlets, Hosts and Providers by  Arul Kumaravel et. al.
  • Mastering PowerShell by Dr. Tobias Weltner

I’ve tried a lot of other tools (several IDE’s, for example), but this is the list I keep returning to.