DevOpsGuys Launch Workshops & Training

DevOpsGuys, a leading provider of DevOps services for Enterprise clients, is pleased to announce the launch of their new DevOps Education platform which provides DevOps, Continuous Delivery and Agile training courses and workshop, enabling organisations to build the knowledge they need to succeed with DevOps transformation. As part of DevOpsGuys on-going commitment to impart knowledge and […]

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DSC Tooling: cDscResourceDesigner and DscDevelopment

In PowerShell v4 – the first release of Desired State Configuration – the experience of authoring DSC resource modules isn’t terribly pleasant.  You have to produce both a PowerShell module and a schema.mof file, both of which have to follow certain rules, and agree with each other about the parameters that can be passed to […]

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PowerShell DSC tooling updates released!

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been working on incorporating Desired State Configuration into our continuous deployment pipeline.  We’ll be using this technology internally, eating the dog food, but we also want to be able to help our clients leverage this technology. To get started, we decided to take advantage of the excellent work and […]

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DSC Tooling: The DscConfiguration module

The DscConfiguration module is one of the tooling modules originally written by Steven Murawski for Stack Exchange.  It has since been released as open source, and the main repository for the code is hosted by PowerShell.org. The DscConfiguration module provides us with two main pieces of functionality.  First, it allows us to store the ConfigurationData […]

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DSC Tooling: The DscBuild module

The DscBuild module contains the Invoke-DscBuild function.  This is essentially a complete implementation of a DSC continuous delivery pipeline which takes care of producing all of the artifacts which need to be published to your pull servers:  MOF documents, zip files for resource modules, and checksums for both.  It also uses Pester to run any […]

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Desired State Configuration Basics

Before delving into the details of the tooling modules, one should have a basic understanding of the components of DSC.  This post consists of definitions of several key terms: Configuration – Executable code which produces zero or more MOF documents that can be later processed by the Local Configuration Manager (or an equivalent non-Windows agent) on a server.  A […]

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DevOpsGuys Does DSC

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been working on incorporating Desired State Configuration into our continuous deployment pipeline.  We’ll be using this technology internally, eating the dog food, but we also want to be able to help our clients leverage this technology. To get started, we decided to take advantage of the excellent work and […]

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