I just finished presenting a session at SPTechCon Boston which I entitled “VSTS, ARM and DSC for SharePoint 2019 – A match made in heaven“. The session had a very small number of attendees, which made me wonder if the audience I was trying to target with the session even existed in modern enterprises. Off […]Read More IT Pros Need to Get on the Software Development Lifecycle Right Now!
This article provides a base template that will allow you to deploy a SharePoint 2019 farm using PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC). This article is meant to be an evolutive process, and will get updated to always reflect the latest version of the SharePointDSC module. It currently uses the v3.0-development branch that is currently in […]Read More SharePointDSC Starter Template for SharePoint 2019
My colleague and friend Brian Lalancette and I sat down and recorded an informal discussion on what the future holds for SharePointDSC and AutoSPInstaller. This recording is by no stretch of the imagination a professional podcast. Brian and I just reflected on what the upcoming release of SharePoint 2019 means for both product, and what […]Read More PFE Ramblings: Future of AutoSPInstaller and SharePointDSC
This article covers a demo I presented at the 2018 SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas. In the real world, clients will want to automate the process of installing new Language Packs onto their SharePoint Farms, especially if those farms contain a large number of servers. The present article presents you with a fully automated process […]Read More Use SharePointDSC to Install Language Packs
SharePointDSC is a community driven PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) module, managed on GitHub at https://GitHub.com/PowerShell/SharePointDSC and which lets you define the configuration of your SharePoint 2013, 2016 and 2019 farms using a declarative approach. Let us start by looking at a side-by-side example of how you would go about creating a new SharePoint Web […]Read More Why Use SharePointDSC