My colleague at Lab49, Doug Finke, PowerShell MVP, wrote an excellent PowerShell book. The book seemed perfect right away:
The “For Developers” part really drew me in.
One of the best tricks in the book is embedding PowerShell in the GUI. Its not hard to do. This can be an easy win for power users of your WPF application. Bailey Ling, another Lab49er, added Powershell to Snoop after reading Doug’s book. He blogs about it here.
I personally now use PowerShell to coordinate my personal builds, restart my webserver and do WIP checkins to git all at once with just an F5.