DSC Future Direction Update

PowerShell Core and DSC PowerShell is open sourced and moving over to .Net Standard 2.0 for the reasons outlined in Jeffrey’s blog post. Like PowerShell, PowerShell Desired State configuration (DSC) needs to meet customers in this multi-platform, multi-cloud, multi-OS world where they live. In Joey’s blog post, he outlined what this means to the future… Read more

Azure DSC Extension 2.8 & How to map downloads of the extension dependencies to your own location.

NOTE: For information on OS support, and other features, please refer to our release history. Overview Today, we released version 2.8 of the Azure DSC Extension, we added support to map downloads of the extension dependencies to your own location. This could be useful, if you want to configure the network, of a VM not… Read more

How to use WMF 4 with Azure DSC Extension in Azure Resource Manager (ARM)

Overview In version 2.7 of the Azure DSC Extension, we added support to leave your Virtual Machine on the latest supported version of WMF 4.0. This blog will show you how to use this feature in Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates. For this, I will use the Azure Resource Manger Tools, that were released with… Read more

Secure credentials in the Azure PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) extension

UPDATE 11/21/2014: For information on OS support, and other features, please refer to our release history. We have updated the Azure Extension Handler to v1.1! Release notes for v1.1 The DSC extension will be upgraded to v1.1 automatically the next time the virtual machine restarts. However, if you explicitly specified Set-AzureVMDscExtension –Version 1.0 when you… Read more