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Cloud Datacenter & DevOps

Starting from scratch with Windows 10 Anniversary Update

With the release of Windows 10 Anniversary update, many of us will be upgrading to it. But many of us will also be installing it from scratch. You can cut down the time your machine is out of service by automating application installation with a simple script.

Carl Schweitzer by Carl Schweitzer

Microsoft BI Announcements from SQL PASS Summit 2015

SQL PASS started off with a bang following the Keynote. There was new type of session introduced this year called the “Foundation Sessions”. The first of these session types presented was for BI and was led by James Phillips, Microsoft’s CVP of BI (and now more).

Seth Bauer by Seth Bauer

Viewing and Applying Configurations in Azure Automation DSC

I’ve recently been talking about declarative configuration management using PowerShell DSC (platform) and Azure Automation DSC (tooling).  In the previous post we discussed how to get started learning about these concepts, as well as how to spin up your Azure Automation DSC instance.  In this post we’ll cover the capabilities of adding new Azure virtual machines, applying configurations, and viewing configurations.

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski