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Securely allocating GUIDs in PowerShell Desired State Configuration Pull Mode

Nicholas Dille recently posted a good blog on GUID management in PowerShell Desired State Configuration. In that blog, he goes through several approaches to GUID management and talks about the pros and cons of each. When you are deciding how to allocate GUIDs in DSC’s Pull Mode here are the three things you should keep in mind...
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Another Holiday Present From the PowerShell Team – DSC Reskit Wave 9

Here’s a holiday gift from the PowerShell team – the DSC Resource Kit wave 9. You can find it right here. This wave has something for everyone, we hope. There are 34 new DSC resources across 13 modules! We have also incorporated your feedback, and made fixes to several existing resources that address issues you have encountered. ...

Tower of Power – December 2014 Update

You may remember Jeffrey posting about the "Tower of Power" in 2008: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2008/03/27/tower-of-power-part-2.aspx. For curiosity, I was just doing a little investigation on the number of PowerShell books available, and the number has grown somewhat. I did some web scraping of Amazon for anything ...
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PowerShell Job Debugging

This is the third of a series of blogs discussing the new PowerShell 5.0 script debugging features.  These new features are available through the PowerShell 5.0 preview, which is part of the WMF (Windows Management Foundation) 5.0 preview that you can get from HERE. In my first article I talked about the script debugger Break All command...
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WMF 5.0 Preview: Defining “experimental designs” and “stable designs”

Over the recent releases of Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview (find the latest here), we’ve distributed some new functionality and heard some wonderful feedback. As we improve on these features and as more users start to use Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview, we feel the need to make a distinction in the functionality ...

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