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ARM DSC Extension Settings

Update for the latest information regarding DSC Extension, refer to the product documentation. .......... Overview This is the schema for the settings portion of the Azure DSC extension in an ARM template. Fast Reference Details Settings vs. ProtectedSettings All of these settings will be saved in a settings text file on your VM. ...
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The PowerShell Gallery Is Public

We are excited to announce that, as of today, the PowerShell Gallery has changed from Preview to Public. In July 2015, we announced and opened the PowerShell Gallery for public contributions. Since then, we have seen rapid growth in the number of modules, scripts, and users using the gallery - Thank you to those who contributed so far! We’...
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Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 RTM packages has been republished

Today, we have republished the Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 RTM packages for Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 SP1 to Microsoft Download Center. These packages replace previously released WMF 5.0 RTM packages and WMF 5.0 Production Preview packages. Important Note: For ...

PSScriptAnalyzer v1.4.0 release and support on PSv3.0

Hello All. The first ScriptAnalyzer release of year 2016 added the ability to run on platforms containing PowerShell versions 3.0 and above. This means that Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 is no longer a dependency to use ScriptAnalyzer. ScriptAnalyzer v1.4.0 (available in PowerShellGallery), ships with binaries compatible on systems ...

DSC Resource Kit gets even bigger

In the last couple of weeks we’ve seen lots of activity from our contributors and collaborators across DSC repositories and are excited to announce what’s the biggest update to DSC Resource Kit yet! The total number of merged pull requests exceeded one hundred (105) and 53 issues have been closed. You will find updates in 24 DSC modules, ...

platyPS: write External Help files in Markdown

Today we are glad to release a Preview of platyPS. platyPS is a PowerShell module that converts PowerShell help files written as Markdown to other formats starting with MAML XML. What's the problem Traditionally PowerShell external help files have been authored as MAML XML.MAML is cumbersome to edit by hand, and traditional tools and ...
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Azure DSC Extension Data Collection

NOTE: For information on OS support, and other features, please refer to our release history. Overview In order to improve the quality of the DSC Extension, the DSC Extension will start automatically sending information to Microsoft containing operational and reliability data about the DSC Extension in a future version of the DSC ...
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