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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: What's new in DSC Resource Kit

    It’s been another busy month and we’ve seen lots of enthusiasm from many of you to help improve the DSC Resource Kit . In only the last couple of weeks we’ve merged 90 pull requests , 8 new resources have been added to 4 modules (xDefender, xExchange, xWebAdministration, xWindowsUpdate...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Creating a Secure Environment using PowerShell Desired State Configuration

    Introduction: Traditionally, IT environments have secured their business critical information against external threats by adding additional layers of security to the org’s network (e.g. firewalls, DMZs, etc.). However many of today’s attacks are coming from inside the network so a new...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell DSC Resource Kit Wave 5 Arrives

    The PowerShell DSC Resource Kit Wave 5 is now available for your use. This wave contains 10 new DSC resources, taking us up to 77 total resources between the Resource Kits and what is shipping in Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2. In response to a number of requests, DSC Reskit Wave 5 also includes an end-to...
  • Blog Post: DSC Resource Kit Wave 4 is Live!

    The value and number of PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) resources coming from Microsoft continues to grow. As of the release of DSC Resource Kit Wave 3, we were up to 50 total. Now, we're happy to announce the DSC Resource Kit Wave 4. This wave contains 16 new DSC resources, taking...
  • Blog Post: Wish I can author DSC Resource in C#!!

    In previous blog , we learned how one can use their PowerShell skills to author DSC resources very easily. Still there are folks (we met some at TechEd NA) who want to author their DSC resources using C# because they are more productive with it than PowerShell language. Well, you can fully leverage the...
  • Blog Post: DSC Resource Kit Wave 3

    In September, Microsoft released PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) with twelve built in resources. Three months later (December), we added eight more resources with Wave One of the DSC Resource Kit. Two months after that (February), we totaled fourteen additional resources with...
  • Blog Post: Holiday Gift – Desired State Configuration (DSC) Resource Kit Wave-1

    Continuing with the tradition of holiday gifts to the PowerShell community, the PowerShell team has just released DSC Resource Kit Wave-1 - a set of PowerShell modules that contain DSC resources and example configurations. The various modules that are part of DSC Resource Kit Wave 1 can be found here...
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