PowerShell Security at DerbyCon

Many people have commented over the past couple of years that they’d love to see a PowerShell Security conference. Well, that conference arrived: DerbyCon 2016. DerbyCon is an incredible security conference, held in Louisville Kentucky each year. Despite the calibre of all that attend, the humbleness and approachability of everyone there is outstanding. Perhaps to… Read more

DSC Resource Kit September Release

We just released the DSC Resource Kit! Since our last release on August 10, we have added 2 brand new modules from the community: OfficeOnlineServerDsc by Brian Farnhill (@BrianFarnhill) SystemLocaleDsc by Daniel Scott-Raynsford (@PlagueHO) Thanks Brian and Daniel for all your hard work! This release includes updates to 14 DSC resource modules, including 15 new… Read more

PowerShell DSC and implicit remoting broken in KB3176934

On August 23, Windows update KB3176934 released for Windows Client. Due to a missing .MOF file in the build package, the update breaks DSC. All DSC operations will result in an “Invalid Property” error. In addition, due to a missing binary in the build package the update breaks PowerShell implicit remoting. Implicit remoting is a… Read more

PowerShell on Linux and Open Source!

Since its inception in 2002 PowerShell has been deeply influenced and improved by the passion and needs of our community. As an example, 80 contributors filed bugs and issues on the “alpha” release. Since that time we, together, have built a strong PowerShell community that supports each other, provides Summits and Conferences and gives great feedback… Read more

Windows PowerShell is now “PowerShell”: An Open Source Project with Linux support – How did we do it?

Hello everyone, My name is Angel Calvo, I am Microsoft’s Group Software Engineering Manager for PowerShell and Desired State Configuration (DSC). I’d like to take this opportunity to proudly represent the engineering team behind this project, and share a few thoughts about yesterday’s historic announcement for PowerShell and our Community I am so excited about… Read more

DSC Resource Kit August Release

The DSC Resource Kit has been released! This release includes 14 updated DSC resource modules and 10 new DSC resources. Since the last release on June 29, there have been 126 merged pull requests and 41 closed issues. The modules updated in this release are: SharePointDsc xActiveDirectory xComputerManagement xDhcpServer xDscDiagnostics xExchange xFailOverCluster xHyper-V xNetworking xPSDesiredStateConfiguration… Read more

DSC Resource Kit Community Call August 3

We will be hosting a community call for the DSC Resource Kit 1-2PM on Wednesday, August 3 (PDT). Call in to ask questions or give feedback about the DSC Resource Kit! How to Join Skype for Business Join Skype Meeting This is an online meeting for Skype for Business, the professional meetings and communications app… Read more

Announcing Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.1 Preview

Update 08/08/2016: Removed the note on container support. That is not part of WMF, as it installs on older versions of Server. Today we are pleased to announce that the Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.1 Preview release is now available on the Download Center. WMF provides users with the ability to update previous releases of Windows… Read more

DSC Resource Kit June Release

The June release of the DSC Resouce Kit is out! This release includes 12 updated DSC resource modules and 20 new DSC resources. Since the last release on May 18, there have been 106 merged pull requests and 42 closed issues. The modules updated in this release are: SharePointDsc xActiveDirectory xCertificate xComputerManagement xDFS xExchange xFailOverCluster… Read more

DSC Resource Kit Community Call

We will be hosting a community call for the DSC Resource Kit 1-3PM on Thursday, June 30 (Pacific Time). Call in to ask questions or give feedback about the DSC Resource Kit! For this call, we will be focusing on the DSC Resource Kit overall as well as the new plans for experimental High Quality… Read more