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Slides and demo scripts from my Desired State Configuration session at VTC Online, India

The Microsoft MVP community in India delivered a Virtual Tech Conference (VTC) online yesterday and I had the opportunity to talk about one my favorite topics in PowerShell 4.0Desired State Configuration. I used this opportunity to build a custom DSC resource for managing hosts file using DSC. It was a good learning experience for me. And, I see a lot more possibilities with this. Here are the slides I used for this session:

Click here [download id=”26″] to download the demo scripts I used for this session! Remember that the HostsFile resource I built is still not polished and it was written in a few minutes and I have hard-coded a few things such as how we check / build host entries. But, nonetheless, this can serve as a good starting point if you plan to build custom DSC resources.

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Ravikanth is a principal engineer and the lead architect for Microsoft and VMware virtualized and hybrid cloud solutions within the Infrastructure Solutions Group at Dell EMC. He is a multi-year recipient of Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award in Windows PowerShell (CDM) and Microsoft Azure. Ravikanth is the author of Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed (Apress) and leads Bangalore PowerShell and Bangalore IT Pro user groups. He can be seen speaking regularly at local user group events and conferences in India and abroad.