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Windows PowerShell in Action, Third Edition by Bruce Payette Richard Siddaway

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Chapter 12. PowerShell workflows

This chapter covers

  • Workflow overview and architecture
  • Workflow keywords
  • Workflow parameters
  • Workflow cmdlets

“Hi ho, hi ho. It’s off to work we go!”

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

At the beginning of every new release of PowerShell, a planning cycle takes place during which a number of major themes are identified for the release. During the planning cycle for PowerShell v3, one of the key themes was identified as multi-machine management—the ability to provision, manage, and monitor a large number of machines in a datacenter. Accomplishing this goal, however, would require changing not only PowerShell but also some related products such as Server Manager.

In Windows 7, which included PowerShell v2 ...

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