2021-03-10 Notes



Quick update on activity

Rename default branch

Work in progress to rename default branch to main. See blog post Steps to rename master branch to main for a DSC Community resource how to update the pipeline to support the rename.

DSC resource modules that have been released recently

  • Releases
    • SharePointDsc v4.5.1
    • SqlServerDsc v15.1.1
    • xFailOverCluster v1.15.0
  • Preview releases (many due to renaming the default branch)
    • ActiveDirectoryDsc v6.2.0-preview0001
    • SqlServerDsc v16.0.0-preview0001 (This release will soon be unlisted as it wrongly bumped major version, and re-release with correct versioning)
    • ComputerManagementDsc v8.4.1-preview0003
    • CertificateDsc v5.1.0-preview0002
    • xDnsServer v2.0.0-preview0008
    • FileSystemDsc v1.2.0-preview0002
    • NetworkingDsc v8.3.0-preview0001
    • ConfigMgrCBDsc v0.2.0-preview0035

Tooling modules that have been released recently

Make sure to update to the new pipeline files in the new Sampler release if not done so for a long while. It is required to rename the default branch.

  • Releases
    • DscResource.DocGenerator v0.8.0
    • DscResource.Test v0.15.0
    • Sampler v0.109.4
    • Sampler.GitHubTasks v0.2.2
  • Preview releases
    • DscResource.Test v0.15.1-preview0001
    • Sampler v0.109.5-preview0001

Support for Pester 5

We’re working in making the pipeline and tools (such as DscResource.Test) to work with Pester 4 AND 5.

If you want to convert one repo, give us a heads up and we can show you how to get started. We’d appreciate feedback and bug reports if any!

Showing Sampler in action

As a fair bit of work has happened on the Sampler module, let’s talk about it. Today, Gael will present how the DSC Community templates and build pipeline work, and how you can use it for your personal or public project.

We’ll show how to use it for DSC Resources, and explain some of its feature and capabilities.

We’ll see:

  • How to contribute to an existing Module.
  • How to create a New module for the DSC Community following the standards.
  • How to Add elements to an existing Sampler project.
  • How to update files in your repository when we ask you to.
  • How to re-use or build nested Modules in your Module.

The talk will go very quickly through the basics to advanced feature so that you know what’s there. A basic to intermediate understanding of how PowerShell Module works is recommended (exported functions, dot sourcing, Required Modules, scope).