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PowerShell DSC FAQ: Sorting Out Certificates

Today's blog post is by guest author Mr. Ashley McGlone, also known as GoateePFE. Ashley is a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer who teaches and supports PowerShell for Microsoft Premier customers. You can find more content from Ashley at his blog on TechNet. Certificates, Oh No! One of the most common questions I get regarding PowerShell ...

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\..\...

Registration is Now Open to Publish on PowerShell Gallery

We are excited to announce that, as of today, the PowerShell Gallery will accept registration from any users who wish to publish PowerShell modules and share their work with the world. For the past year, the PowerShell Gallery has been slowly adding content from our closest community contributors, most of whom are Most Valuable Professionals (...

DSC Resource Kit flourishes as open source

We are excited to announce the recent updates which were made to DSC Resource Kit since open sourcing it on GitHub! We were working hard on improving coverage and robustness of DSC as well as saw incredible engagement from the community in the recent months. That effort resulted in adding 32 new DSC resources across 8 modules and fixing bugs ...

Want to write a DSC resource where only a single instance can be configured?

I've heard from a few DSC resource authors that they need a method to implement a resource that has a single instance; a singleton. The problem they encountered is a DSC resource must define a Key property but singleton resources generally should not have a key because there is only one instance that can be updated. The problem can been...

MSIgnite BRK4452 – Writing Windows PowerShell DSC Resources and Configurations

Recordings of  MS Ignite 2015 session BRK4452: Writing Windows PowerShell DSC Resources and Configurations are now available online. As mentioned in the session you can download the demo modules using the following code:    Find-Module -Tag BRK4452 -OutVariable Modules  $Modules | % {Install-Module -Name $_.Name -...

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