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ScriptAnalyzer v1.2.0 Released

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PowerShell Tests released on GitHub

The PowerShell team is excited to make its first release of our test code on GitHub. This project represents a selection of tests that the PowerShell team uses when testing PowerShell. In the more than 12 years of active development on PowerShell, we have created (and continue to use) many different script based test frameworks. As part of an ...
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Recent updates to DSC Resource Kit

We would like to share with you a summary of changes which happened in DSC Resource Kit over last few weeks. Since we’ve posted about the updates here last time, we’ve accepted 38 pull requests, closed 33 issues, updated 7 modules and added 4 new resources! Two resources were added to xNetworking module (xDNSConnectionSuffix and ...

Announcing PowerShell language support for Visual Studio Code and more!

Today I am very happy to announce Developer Preview releases of two new projects that I hope will take your PowerShell development experience to the next level. Write and debug PowerShell scripts in Visual Studio Code! The first release is a new extension for Visual Studio Code which provides improved PowerShell language support including ...

Compromising Yourself with WinRM’s “AllowUnencrypted = True”

One thing that’s a mixed blessing in the world of automation is how often people freely share snippets of code that you can copy and paste to make things work. Sometimes, this is a snippet of code / functionality that would have been hard or impossible to write yourself, and saves the day. Sometimes, this is a snippet that changes some ...
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Azure DSC Extension – Versions 1.0-2.3 no longer available

NOTE: For information on OS support, and other features, please refer to our release history. Today we retired versions 1.0 to 2.3 of the Azure DSC Extension. These versions use preview versions of WMF 5.0 whose signing certificates have expired, so it is no longer possible to install them. If any of these versions are already installed on ...
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Desired State Configuration + Puppet

Our goal with PowerShell Desired State Configuration is to make Windows easy to manage, regardless of what tool you’re using. We view DSC as a platform technology to manage Windows, and this technology can be extended with the creation of new resources as well as the reuse of PowerShell DSC functionality in different solutions. As ...

Azure DSC Extension v2.6 released

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Azure DSC Extension v2.5 released

NOTE: For information on OS support, and other features, please refer to our release history. Today we released version 2.5 as a minor update that includes additional debug information helpful to diagnose some network issues. This version of the Extension does not include any additional changes. Use "Set-AzureVMDscExtension -Version 2.5" to ...
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Azure DSC Extension v2.4 released

NOTE: For information on OS support, and other features, please refer to our release history. Today we released version 2.4 of the Azure DSC Extension, which adds support for WMF 5.0 Production Preview. This version of the Extension does not include any additional changes. Use "Set-AzureVMDscExtension -Version 2.4" to install this version on ...
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