At SharePoint Saturday Boston, I gave a talk on Automating SharePoint with PowerShell. Here is the description:
PowerShell is a powerful scripting environment and language for developers and administrators. SharePoint 2010 has built in PowerShell administration commandlets, but you can use this powerful scripting language with any version of SharePoint. Using PowerShell, Talbott will demonstrate how you can build and deploy SharePoint sites for development, testing, proof of concepts, and production. Using an agile methodology, you will learn how to leverage PowerShell scripts for your planning and development process.
The slides are available on the SharePoint Saturday Boston site.
For those of you who were interested in the code samples, here you go: http://www.box.net/shared/u1hvgff2s7