Next Community Call 2023-04-05

Next call will be on Wednesday, April 5th, at 12 PM PST

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Conference ID: 503 431 76#


Community presentation

“nxtools and DSC v3” presented by Jodi Boone, Julia Wang, Brandon Poe, and Steve Lee.

Come learn about nxtools and DSC v3: tune in for Wednesday’s DSC community call, where Azure Automanage Machine Configuration PMs Jodi, Julia and Brandon will join head of PowerShell Steve Lee to share exciting new machine config features and releases. Expect an overview and demo for nxtools (now open source!) and DSC v3, cool updates, and time for Q&A. You don’t want to miss it!

Community questions

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DSC resource modules that have been released recently

  • Releases
    • SqlServerDsc v16.1.0 - A big amount of changes, see change log. SQL Server 2022 support. Public commands for SQL Server install actions in preparation for new class-based resources.
  • Preview
    • SqlServerDsc v16.2.0-preview0007 - Better handling of loading dependent module (SqlServer). Various enhancements and bug fixes, most notable is better support for using encrypted connections.
    • ComputerManagementDsc v9.1.0-preview1 - PSResourceRepository now supports property Reasons.

Tooling modules that have been released recently

  • Releases
    • Sampler v0.116.3 - Cleaned up templates and fixed bugs in the resolve dependency script. Since 0.116.1 there is also a new task Set_PSModulePath.
    • DscResource.Base v1.1.0 - Handles Reasons re-using each modules own class, e.g. SqlReasons or CMReasons, that is specified as the type on the property Reasons
    • Sampler.AzureDevOpsTasks v0.1.2 - PAT is now correctly used in the task Create_PR_From_SourceBranch.
  • Preview
    • Sampler.DscPipeline v0.2.0-preview0012

Next Community Call

Next community call is on the 17th of May. Suggestions for talks are welcomed, we have Call for speakers open.