Join the DSC Hackathon at PowerShell Summit 2014 Europe


On Monday night (Amsterdam time, September 29th), we’ll be holding the first DSC Hackathon at PowerShell Summit Europe 2014. Attached are the scenarios we’ll be asking participants to select from. We’ll ask everyone to work in small groups, pick one scenario, and try to produce a custom DSC resource that solves the problem. Many ofContinue Reading »

PowerShell Summit Europe 2014: Prepare for the DSC Hackathon


We’re hoping that everyone attending the PowerShell Summit Europe 2014 will join our Monday evening DSC Hackathon, where we’ll become “product team members for a night” and try to code up some DSC Resources from the team’s own internal wish list! We’ll provide a cash bar as well as finger food for our on-site attendees… but you’reContinue Reading »

TechSession: Get to Know DSC (Repeated from June 2014)


Join Don Jones for an overview of Desired State Configuration. You’ll learn how to create a configuration script, how to push it to a server, and how to create a pull server. You’ll also learn about DSC’s architecture, and learn some planning tips for getting DSC working quickly in your own environment. This session willContinue Reading »

DSC Pull Server on Windows Server 2008 R2


Recently on the PowerShell.org forums, a community member mentioned that they were having trouble setting up a Server 2008 R2 machine as a DSC pull server. It turns out, this is possible, but you have to install all the prerequisites yourself, since the Add-WindowsFeature DSC-Service command doesn’t do it for you on the older operatingContinue Reading »

TechSession: Writing and Testing DSC Resources


Join MVP Steven Murawski for a look at writing and testing custom DSC resources. This session will be recorded. Recording links will be posted on the PowerShell.org YouTube Channel within about one week. We are accepting up to 250 registrations, but only 100 live attendees will “fit” in the room. If you don’t make itContinue Reading »

TechSession: Get to Know DSC


Join Don Jones for an overview of Desired State Configuration. You’ll learn how to create a configuration script, how to push it to a server, and how to create a pull server. You’ll also learn about DSC’s architecture, and learn some planning tips for getting DSC working quickly in your own environment. This session willContinue Reading »

Why “Puppet vs. DSC” isn’t Even a Thing


After all the DSC-related excitement this week, there have been a few online and Twitter-based discussions including Chef, Puppet, and similar solutions. Many of these discussions start off with a tone I suppose I should be used to: fanboy dissing. “Puppet already does this and is cross-platform! Why should I bother with DSC?” Those people,Continue Reading »

Episode 265 – PowerScripting Podcast – Narayanan Lakshmanan from the PowerShell Team on DSC


A Podcast about Windows PowerShell. Listen: In This Episode Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Narayanan Lakshmanan from the PowerShell team about DSC News http://powershell.org/wp/community-events/summit/ The PowerShell Portland User Group is meeting April 15th The Greater Milwaukee Script Club is meeting on April 15th The Tampa PowerShell User Group is meeting on AprilContinue Reading »

DSC Hub


Welcome to our DSC Hub! Right now, this page is being used to provide quick access to some of the free DSC-related tools and offerings on PowerShell.org.   Free DSC eBook PowerShell.org hosts a free eBook, The DSC Book, that’s designed to help you understand the technology and to start using it.   DSC Q&A Discussion ForumContinue Reading »