You down with DSC? Yeah you know me!!!

‘Sup, PSHomies? Oh it’s not a thing yet but it will be… 😉

Back on the DSC wagon. My takeaway from the 2014 European PowerShell Summit was that DSC is where it’s at! Then at TechEd 2014@Barcelona, I saw Mark Russinovich openly embrace Docker, I knew something was up.

Yesterday (08-04-2015) Jeffrey Snover announced the nano server!!! What??? You’re not excited??? Here’s why you should be.

Here’s an excerpt from the announcement:

All management is performed remotely via WMI and PowerShell. We are also adding Windows Server Roles and Features using Features on Demand and DISM. We are improving remote manageability via PowerShell with Desired State Configuration as well as remote file transfer, remote script authoring and remote debugging. We are working on a set of new Web-based management tools to replace local inbox management tools.

You had me at PowerShell… As for DSC, well that’s just gravy! When Jeffrey Snover tells you to invest in something, don’t second guess, just do it!!!

So that’s why we needed to get on the DSC bandwagon! If you’re a Infrastructure guy, you can’t afford not to invest time and effort in learning PowerShell & DSC!

Here’s the official announcement: Microsoft Announces Nano Server for Modern Apps and Cloud

Need a jumpstart learning DSC? Hop on over to MVA: Getting Started with PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) and learn from the mastermind himself!!!

There’s no shortage of DSC Resources. Have a look at the latest wave: DSC wave 10. When I first got introduced to DSC, wave 7 was just out. That’s how fast DSC is evolving…

It’s a new era for IT…




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