2021-11-17 Notes


Quick update on activity

  • Azure DevOps has removed the build worker Ubuntu 16.04. Repos using it in the pipeline (well, all of them) need to change to ‘ubuntu-latest’. Example: https://github.com/dsccommunity/SqlServerDsc/pull/1733/files
  • Azure Devops has deprecated the build worker Windows Server 2016 (‘windows-2016’). Repos using that for unit test or integration tests need to move to ‘windows-2019’, ‘windows-2022’, or ‘windows-latest’ before March 2022. This may cause problems with assuring support on older operating systems. It could even result in support for older operating systems to be dropped for DSC resources, unless the community can find a way to easily run integration test on these older but still (by Microsoft) supported operating systems.

Community updates.

  • Gael showed off how to set up a pipeline for your Choco package. See video above.
  • Raimund talked about the DscWorkshop project, and Gael showed a demo. See video above.

DSC resource modules that have been released recently

  • Releases
    • xExchange 1.33.0
    • SharePointDSC 4.9.0
  • Preview releases
    • ConfigMgrCBDsc 2.1.0-preview0008
    • SqlServerDsc v16.0.0-preview0001

Tooling modules that have been released recently

  • Releases
    • DscResource.DocGenerator 0.10.1
    • Sampler.GitHubTasks v0.3.3
  • Preview releases
    • Sampler v0.112.1-preview0002

Community questions

See video for community questions that was raised.

Next Community Call

Next community call is on the 9th of February. Suggestions for talks are welcomed.