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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 ...

DSC Resource Kit updates are here!

You may be wondering what’s happening in the area of DSC Resource Kit and if that’s the case, read on. Over the last month we’ve accepted 47 pull requests, fixed 16 issues, updated 9 modules and added 5 new resources! The new resources are xExchMaintenanceMode, xExchMailboxServer, xExchTransportService and xExchEventLogLevel ...

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 ...

The New Home of DSC Documentation

I’m pleased to announce that our official PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) documentation now has a new home on MSDN. We heard your feedback loud and clear, and began working on a documentation platform that reflects our customer-focused approach to addressing that feedback with improvements to the content and structure of the...

PowerShell DSC for Linux version 1.1 is Now Available! And New Linux Resources!

We are pleased to announce the availability of PowerShell DSC for Linux version 1.1. You can download this release here, or grab the source code here. This release implements the following new scenarios: Version 1.1 also includes all cumulative fixes in resources made to date. For more information on this release, please review the DSC ...

Updated DSC Resource Kit available in the PowerShell Gallery

We’ve been focusing on improving the quality of DSC Resource Kit during last few weeks and are glad to announce that all the fixes are now available in the newest versions of modules on the PowerShell Gallery. We’ve accepted 95 pull requests, fixed 29 issues and updated 20 modules! In addition to that, xWindowsUpdate module got a ...

Development builds for DSC Resources are available

Note: This blog post is intended to people who participate in the development of DSC Resources on GitHub. We are pleased to announce that we've made developments builds available for all DSC Resource modules on GitHub. From now on, every time Pull Request gets merged, we produce a package with latest changes and upload it on a module-...

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\..\...

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...

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