Getting Started with Desired State Configuration

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Brian Keller talks with Keith Bankston (Senior Program Manager) and Jeff Levinson (Technology Solution Professional) about the PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC), the new Configuration as Code guidance and plans to create a vibrant community around the PowerShell Gallery. DSC is a new management platform in Windows PowerShell that enables deploying and managing configuration data for software services and managing the environment in which these services run. It is emerging as a pivotal player in the DevOps world.

Discussion topics:

  • [00:00] Welcome by Brian
  • [00:12] Introductions to Keith and Jeff
  • [00:32] Role of DSC with a move into DevOps culture
  • [03:59] Configuration as Code guidance project
  • [04:50] How the artefacts help developers understand
  • [05:48] Demonstration of DSC integrated with Release Management
  • [13:38] Quick tour of Release Management tool
  • [15:26] What's next?
  • [17:05] Conclusion

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