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SLW 15: DSC with Gael Colas

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Gael Colas is an independent consultant and vital member of the DSC Community (https://dsccommunity.org), an association who actively contributes to the development of the name-giving Configuration Management framework.

Desired State Configuration (DSC) was introduced with PowerShell 4 as an addition to the Windows PowerShell and has undergone some significant changes ever since. I invited Gael to chat about the roots, the principles and the future of DSC – not only for the Windows platform.

The interview was recorded on July 15, 2020 in Kuala Lumpur and Duisburg.

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Chapters

  1. 00:00:00.000 Intro (Admiral Bob: Wanderer, Take 2)
  2. 00:02:31.396 about_Gael
  3. 00:07:31.506 DSC early days
  4. 00:10:02.050 Configuration management
  5. 00:12:35.465 Idempotency et al
  6. 00:18:59.571 DSL
  7. 00:22:39.457 DSC ressources
  8. 00:26:09.837 LCM
  9. 00:28:03.786 Pull server
  10. 00:36:01.196 Toolmakers
  11. 00:46:54.780 DSC in mixed environments
  12. 00:54:40.467 Classes in DSC
  13. 00:58:26.173 DSC and PS7
  14. 01:04:59.300 Forecast
  15. 01:19:04.528 Wrap-up
  16. 01:33:09.517 Outtro

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SLW12: PowerShell 7 with Steve Lee

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Steve Lee, Principal Software Engineer Manager for the PowerShell Team, started his career as developer on the “Internet Explorer for UNIX” team in Redmond. Later on he focussed on (remoting) technologies such as WMI/CIM, WinRM/OMI and SSH until he finally took the role of a leading manager on the PowerShell team. 

Steve provides deep insights on the cultural change at Microsoft and the impact on the ecosystem PowerShell. Finally we stare into the chrystall ball to find out what’s beyond the current state of the implementation.

The interview was recorded on June 7, 2019 in Hannover.

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Show notes

Chapters

  1. 00:00:00.000 Intro (Bluemillenium: Temperate transition)
  2. 00:00:43.779 about_Steve
  3. 00:05:30.150 From WMI to CIM
  4. 00:13:49.779 CIM
  5. 00:24:02.275 OMI
  6. 00:30:14.015 From OMI to SSH
  7. 00:35:17.420 The Linux Challenge
  8. 00:43:31.397 Open sourcing
  9. 00:53:53.680 From Windows PowerShell to PowerShell 7
  10. 01:06:05.394 RSAT++
  11. 01:16:40.895 The boss enemy
  12. 01:20:55.092 Forecast
  13. 01:30:16.976 One more thing

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