A. Microsoft has released the PowerShell 1.0 documentation pack which is available for download at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=B4720B00-9A66-430F-BD56-EC48BFCA154F&displaylang=en . It consists of these components:

  • a getting started guide that goes over the basics of the PowerShell and some of the most common tasks you'll perform
  • a foldable quick reference guide that gives basic information about the syntax and PowerShell commands
  • a full user guide
  • Release notes

After reading the getting started guide and the quick reference guide, you can really hit the ground running.