PowerShell DSC at a Glance – Frequently asked Questions (FAQ)

PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) is a great way to automate the deployment of any type of environments. The DSC engine has matured a lot over the past 2 years, and is now ready for prime time within the enterprises. However, I feel like this is still a component of PowerShell that is too little […]

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Change a Server’s MinRole in SharePoint 2016

So you went ahead and installed SharePoint 2016 for the first time, but now when running the PSConfig wizard, you are presented with a new screen you’ve never seen or heard of before? Yeah, that is called the MinRole, and it’s a shiny new feature in SharePoint 2016. Actually, without a single doubt, it is […]

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Installing the SharePoint 2016 Prerequisites Offline using PowerShell

Most of the virtual machines I build are not connected to the internet due to some corporate restrictions my company has enforced. Therefore, I always need to do offline installations of all of my software. Now, I do build a lot of SharePoint farms and by a lot I mean, A LOT. I probably spin […]

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Awarded the Microsoft Award for PowerShell for a second year in a Row

While July 1st means a day off to celebrate Canada’s day for us Canadians, to me it also means having to wait for the email confirming whether or not I am renewed for another year as a Microsoft MVP. Today, the news came in at around 10:30 AM eastern time that I was in fact […]

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