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Learning PowerShell DSC by James Pogran

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PowerShell v4 DSC

PowerShell v4 was released as part of WMF 4 on October 24, 2013, and contained the first released version of DSC. Even though this was the first release of DSC, it is still referred to as being version 4 of DSC. While confusing at first, this is largely something you can ignore, as the versioning of DSC Resources is a more frequent point of variance.

As the first release, this version of DSC largely focuses on bringing a minimally viable product to market for Microsoft. Microsoft is a little late to the DevOps game with DSC, as there are several toolsets out there that have been in use for many years. Puppet and Chef are the most notable, but there are many others. What sets DSC apart here is that it is not an add-on or separate ...

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