Michael Greene

Principal Group Program Manager, Command Line and PowerShell

Microsoft Principal Group Program Manager focused on PowerShell and command line experiences for Azure cloud. Previously, I worked on Azure Guest Configuration, PowerShell Desired State Configuration, was a member of the Windows Server CAT team focused on PowerShell, and I was a PM and a Service Engineer in Office 365. Before moving to engineering, I was the nationwide technical sales person for Windows Server in Education.

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DSC Resource Kit Release October 2019

This release includes updates to 9 DSC resource modules. In the past 6 weeks, 91 pull requests have been merged and 41 issues have been closed, all thanks to our amazing community!

DSC Resource Kit Release September 2019

We just released the DSC Resource Kit! This release includes updates to 15 DSC resource modules. In the past 6 weeks, 160 pull requests have been merged and 68 issues have been closed, all thanks to our amazing community!

DSC Resource Kit Release July 2019

We just released the DSC Resource Kit! This release includes updates to 11 DSC resource modules. In the past 6 weeks, 96 pull requests have been merged and 45 issues have been closed, all thanks to our amazing community! The modules updated in this release are: For a detailed list of ...

DSC Planning Update – June 2019

It has been almost a year since the last DSC Planning update. There has been a lot going on, many decisions being made, and it just didn’t make sense to post earlier in this calendar year. In this post we will review what has been shipped and the high-level direction we are heading. 

Azure Policy Guest Configuration – Service

This post builds upon the introduction published yesterday to the PowerShell blog. In this post we are going to explore the Azure Policy Guest Configuration service. 

Azure Policy Guest Configuration – Client

This post builds upon the introduction published earlier to the PowerShell blog. In this post we are going to explore the Azure Policy Guest Configuration client and how configuration content is consumed. 

Desired State Configuration (DSC) Planning Update – September 2018

2018 has been the most active year ever for the DSC community. We are taking on major new areas of work in Azure, and have made significant progress in development of the new DSC platform. In this Planning Update for DSC, I want to cover these topics in detail and share major changes to the timing of our Open Source plans for the DSC platform.

Windows Pull Server Planning Update – April 2018

In the next Current Branch release of Windows Server a new feature will be released to provide support for SQL Server as the database platform to support Windows Pull Server for DSC. This capability will open new scenarios: If you are a member of Windows Server Insiders you can test this now by downloading a preview build. If ...

Desired State Configuration (DSC) Planning Update – January 2018

In September 2017 we communicated some of our plans for PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC). Over the past few months, we have been executing on these plans and collecting feedback from customers and partners. The intent of this blog is to provide an update on the plans we shared back in September. I will have additional posts in the ...
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DSC Resource Naming Guidelines

When DSC was announced at TechEd 2013, one of the goals was to "Create an ecosystem". The ecosystem for DSC has grown tremendously in the last 4 years. At worldwide events for PowerShell (PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit, PowerShell Conference EU, PowerShell Conference Asia) there have been presentations lead by people ...
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