How to Apply Azure DSC Configurations in Azure ARM Templates
If you're deploying Azure Windows virtual machines (VMs) via ARM templates and need to configure Windows, this article is for you. In this tutorial, you're going to learn how to use the Desired State Configuration (DSC) extension for ARM templates to seamlessly deploy and configure an Azure VM Scale Set with a single template.
Publishing Artifacts in an Azure DevOps Release Pipeline
So you've got an Azure DevOps release pipeline created. You've automated the build and all of the tests. Now comes the time to publish a build artifact somewhere. Stick around to learn how to add a NuGet Azure Artifacts feed to Azure DevOps!
PowerShell and DevOps: Building a CI/CD Pipeline for a Module
You can build just about anything with PowerShell from teeny scripts to multi-hundred-line behemoths. But once you grow tired of creating PS1 script after PS1 script, you tend to start thinking of reusable tools via modules and combining PowerShell and DevOps.
Building an Azure Devops Pipeline [Soup to Nuts]
When you search online, you will find various blog posts, documentation and tutorials on Azure DevOps. All of these items are valuable resources but rarely does one walk you through a real-world scenario. Many skim over the security aspect leaving passwords in clear text for simplicity or an end product that essentially does nothing. Let's change that.
Deploying your First Container with Docker for Windows
If you're new to containers and Docker and work primarily on Windows, you're in for a treat. In this article, you're going to learn how to set up your first Docker container on Windows 10 using Docker Desktop for Windows or simply referred to as Docker Desktop in this article.
Getting Started with Terraform on Windows: Install, Setup and Demo
In the infrastructure as code (IaC) space, one of the most useful tools to come out in the last several years is HashiCorp's Terraform. The ability to version infrastructure, automate provisioning of resources, and execute across different cloud vendors is huge for any DevOps and automation workflows.
Install Chef Test Kitchen (And Get Started)
As more companies become more DevOps focused, code testing is creeping its way out of just the software development realm. With software "eating the world," we are now seeing operations/system administrators writing more code. A lot of this code is "infrastructure code". In this post, you're going to learn one approach to IaC and how to install Chef Test Kitchen and get started using it.
Invoke-DscResource: DSC Without the Configuration
Prior to Windows Management Framework (WMF) v5, people that wanted to use Desired State Configuration (DSC) in PowerShell to apply configurations to their machines were forced to go through the same procedure if they wanted to provision an entire server or just install a single Windows feature. That's no more with the Invoke-DscResource cmdlet.