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Learning PowerShell DSC by James Pogran

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Chapter 1. Introduction to PowerShell DSC

 

"Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop."

 
 --Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
 

"Don't Panic."

 
 --Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Welcome to PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC), the new configuration management platform from Microsoft. We begin with a quote from Alice in Wonderland. Besides pertinent advice for the author, it is apropos of what DSC is at its very core. DSC, by the very simplest definition, allows you to write down the beginning, the middle, and the end of your deployment story. The second quote we see is from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and is something to remember throughout reading this ...

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