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Introducing Get-AzureVMDscExtensionStatus cmdlet for Azure Powershell DSC Extension

ast August we introduced PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) Extension for Azure VMs. Through cmdlets released in the Azure PowerShell SDK, you can upload and apply a PowerShell DSC configuration to an Azure VM. Now, we are introducing a new cmdletGet-AzureVMDscExtensionStatus This new cmdlet retrieves the status of the DSC ...

Introducing DSC Resource Kit Wave 10

Happy 10th anniversary to the DSC Resource Kit! Wave 10 is now available on TechNet and in the PowerShell Gallery.  We have a few new resources this month and a number of significant bug fixes made to existing resources that are critical in our march towards stability and robustness. All in all, there are 8 new DSC resources ...

Another Holiday Present From the PowerShell Team – DSC Reskit Wave 9

Here’s a holiday gift from the PowerShell team – the DSC Resource Kit wave 9. You can find it right here. This wave has something for everyone, we hope. There are 34 new DSC resources across 13 modules! We have also incorporated your feedback, and made fixes to several existing resources that address issues you have encountered. ...

Powershell DSC ResKit Wave 8: Now with 100+ Resources!

The DSC Resource Kit Wave 8 has landed! You can find it right here. This wave contains an astounding 48 resources, our largest release ever! We just went from 90 resources released via the Resource Kit to 138, a whopping 53% boost! We didn’t just creep across the 100 resources line, we blew right past it! Special thanks to everyone who ...

PowerShell DSC Does Exchange!

One of the more complex products to deploy and configure has just been made easier with the release of the xExchange PowerShell DSC Resource Module.   Mike Hendrickson, the creator of these resources, has begun documenting how to use PowerShell DSC to deploy & configure Exchange in the article Introducing the xExchange Module for...

Continuing the DSC Resource Kit Additions – Wave 7 is Live

The DSC Resource Kit Wave 7 update has been published, and is now available. You can download all of the resources from the DSC Resource Kit (All Resources) topic, and also find them by using PowerShellGet. This wave contains 4 new DSC Resources, which brings the total count of resources over 90 since last December.   In ...

Secure credentials in the Azure PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) extension

UPDATE 11/21/2014: For information on OS support, and other features, please refer to our release history. We have updated the Azure Extension Handler to v1.1! Release notes for v1.1 If you are not familiar with the Azure PowerShell DSC extension, please start from our first blogpost about it. Desired State Configuration provides a ...

DSC Resource Kit Wave 6 Is Here

The DSC Resource Kit Wave 6 Is Available The DSC Resource Kit Wave 6 has been released! This wave contains 5 new DSC Resources, taking us up over 80 resources between the Resource Kit and what is shipping in Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2. In addition to these resources we are rolling out today, you may have noticed that the SafeHarbor example was...

Introducing the Azure PowerShell DSC (Desired State Configuration) extension

UPDATE 11/4/2014: For information on using PSCredential objects, please refer to this blog post. UPDATE 11/21/2014: For information on OS support, and other features, please refer to our release history. For the latest information regarding DSC Extension, refer to the product documentation. .......... Earlier this year Microsoft ...