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Windows Management Framework (WMF) 4.0 Update is coming your way …

Updated 05/03/2016 – On Jan 19th 2016, we had published the Windows Management Framework (WMF) 4.0 update packages for Windows Server 2012 (KB3119938), Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (KB3109118), and Windows 7 SP1 (KB3109118) . At this time, these update packages are only available by request through the aforementioned links. See WMF 4.0 ...

Azure DSC Extension v2.1 released

NOTE: For information on OS support, and other features, please refer to our release history. Today we released version 2.1 of the Azure DSC Extension, with a bug fix for ARM deployments. The bug we fixed would produce this error message in some ARM deployments: “File lock (C:\Packages\Plugins\Microsoft.Powershell.DSC\1.10.1.0\bin\..\...

Welcoming the new home of PowerShell

It's been our intent for a while now to establish a single home of PowerShell that reflects the myriad of properties we have spread across the web. Between the Gallery, our blog, Connect, our GitHub repositories, and TechNet documentation, PowerShell is in a lot of places. Today we are proud to announce the launch of the new online home of ...
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Introducing Azure Resource Manager cmdlets for Azure PowerShell DSC Extension

Last August we introduced Azure Service Management (ASM) cmdlets for PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC). Through these cmdlets released in the Azure PowerShell SDK, you can upload and apply a PowerShell DSC Configuration to an Azure VM. Now, we are introducing new set of cmdlets for deploying DSC Extension with Azure Resource Manager...
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Validate PowerShell DSC Debug

This is part five of a blog series introduced in Validate the new features of PowerShell DSC. New Capability DSC has a new debugging mode that helps with troubleshooting by making it possible to interact with scripts being run by DSC, as they are being applied. When this mode is enabled, as the machine applies the configuration, progress...

Validate PowerShell DSC WaitFor

This post is part four of a blog series introduced here: Validate the new features of PowerShell DSC. New Capability WaitFor is a new set of built-in configuration resources. Including the WaitFor resources in a configuration tells the configuration target machine that it should communicate with the Local Configuration Manager on a ...
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Validate PowerShell DSC Partial Configurations

This post is part three of a blog series introduced in Validate the new features of PowerShell DSC.   New Capability   DSC now has the ability to merge partial configurations into one configuration for management.   What is the purpose of this feature? Customers have told us that in some cases, multiple teams ...

Registration is Now Open to Publish on PowerShell Gallery

We are excited to announce that, as of today, the PowerShell Gallery will accept registration from any users who wish to publish PowerShell modules and share their work with the world. For the past year, the PowerShell Gallery has been slowly adding content from our closest community contributors, most of whom are Most Valuable Professionals (...

Validate PowerShell DSC Node Status

This is part of a blog series first referenced here: Validate the new features of PowerShell DSC New Capability A new cmdlet is available named Get-DscConfigurationStatus. This cmdlet returns detailed information about the status of a node. What is the purpose of this feature? Customers have told us that they need to be able to get ...

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