Microsoft Principle Program Manager focused on Configuration Management strategy in Azure cloud. I work on Azure Guest Configuration and PowerShell Desired State Configuration. Previously I was a member of the Windows Server CAT team focused on PowerShell, I was a PM and a Service Engineer in Office 365, and before that I was the nationwide technical sales person for Windows Server in Education.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...