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PowerShell DSC for Linux is now available!

We are pleased to announce that PowerShell Desired State Configuration for Linux (version 1) is available for download. You can now use the powerful Desired State Configuration (DSC) platform to manage the configuration ofboth Windows and Linux workloads with a familiar PowerShell interface. Bringing DSC to Linux is another step in Microsoft&...

DSC Resource Kit Moved to GitHub

We are proud to announce that the entire DSC Resource Kit has been open-sourced on GitHub. This means that we will be iterating and releasing these DSC resources quicker than ever before. It also means that we will be collaborating more openly with the community by accepting GitHub pull requests into our code.  For those of you ...

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. ...

Documenting DSC Part 2

In a previous post, we introduced the team of writers working on documenting DSC. (You can always contact them at DSCIX@microsoft.com.) We’ve started out by bringing the existing documentation up to date (the topics for all of the built-in resources have been brought current, for example) and transferring all or parts of most of the...

Documenting DSC

We have a new team of content developers focusing on documenting Desired State Configuration (DSC). Led by our manager Steve Kaczmarek, the team comprises Jaime Ondrusek, Corey Plett, and Eric Slesar. A little background:   Steve – I joined Microsoft in 2003 and manage the Management and Automation content development team. In ...

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 ...

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