If you have no other chance than interact with a windows servers and you feel at home with *nix systems.
The first things to do are:
- Use chocolatey to install packages, chocolatey is the missing package manager for window is a nice project and the list of available packages is pretty big after enabling chocolatey with a simple script, you can install packages using:
choco install package name.
- Stay close to power shell power shell is a nice programming language to automate tasks in windows the more you stay in power shell the less you will have to deal with windows GUI and thats nice.