Tag Archives: DSC

Uploaded CustomizeWindows10 Module to PowerShell Gallery

Today I finished another major update to the CustomizeWindows10 module I have been working on together with Jan Egil Ring. This module started as a means for me to configure/tweak Windows 10. When I was experimenting with the various Windows 10 insider builds I found myself configuring the same settings on each deployment and I was looking to simplify this process. The module contains a number of tweaks and configuration options to customize and personalize the Windows 10 experience.

CustomizeWindows10-0.0.0.4

In the past I have uploaded the majority of my scripts and functions to the TechNet Script Gallery, but recently I have started using GitHub as a version control system for my scripts. Eventually I plan to upload my entire collection of scripts to GitHub as it provides the opportunity for easier interaction with a wider community but for now this module is my first experiment with both the PowerShell Gallery as well as GitHub.

The module consists of both a PowerShell module as well as a DSC module to allow complete flexibility when applying these settings. In the following example the module will be used to ensure that hidden files are visible and that file extensions are always shown:

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Import-Module -Name CustomizeWindows10
Enable-ShowFileExtension
Enable-ShowHiddenFiles
Get-ShowHiddenFiles

CustomizeWindows10-CodeExample

For more information or the direct download links of these scripts please refer to the links below. Feel free to leave a comment either here or to contribute directly on GitHub.

TechNet Script Gallery
My entries in TechNet Script Gallery
Blog.PowerShell.No – Jan Egil Ring
JaapBrasser.com – Scripts
GitHub – CustomizeWindows10
PowerShellGallery – CustomizeWindows10
TechNet Script Gallery – CustomizeWindows10

 

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PowerShell Conference Asia 2015 Day 2 – The conclusion to a great event

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After the second day the PowerShell Conference Asia in Singapore unfortunately concluded. I have collected a number of photos both from Twitter as well as from my own camera and made them available here for other attendees of the event.

I would like to give a big shout-out to Milton Goh, Matthew Hitchcock, Ravikanth Chaganti and Benjamin Hodge for putting this event together with the support of the sponsors of the event. It was a great opportunity for myself to interact with the PowerShell community in Asia and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

 

For more information here are the links to the PowerShell Conference Asia site and to the Twitter hashtag:

PowerShell Conference Asia 2015 Day 2
PowerShell Conference 2015
#PSConfAsia
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PowerShell Conference Asia 2015 Day 1 – A Picture is worth a thousand words

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Today I had the pleasure to attend the first ever PowerShell Conference Asia, hosted by Microsoft in Singapore. I took a number of photos from the event and retrieved a number of photos uploaded to Twitter to give an impression of the event.

I would like to thank everyone attending the event, you are a great crowd and I am looking forward to another great day tomorrow. For now enjoy the photos:

 

For more information here are the links to the PowerShell Conference Asia site and to the Twitter hashtag:

PowerShell Conference Asia 2015 Day 1
PowerShell Conference 2015
#PSConfAsia
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PowerShell DSC Resource Kit Wave 5 has been released

Today the PowerShell team announced that the latest iteration of their Desired State Configuration Resource Kit has been released. This is an experimental resource that is intended for lab and testing purposes. The latest version is available in the Technet Script Gallery:

DSC Resource Kit (All Modules)

Depending on which modules you will be using this resource kit either requires Server 2012 R2/Windows 8.1 with PowerShell 4.0. The xJEA module requires installation of the Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview.

The original announcement by the PowerShell Team is available here:
PowerShell DSC Resource Kit Wave 5 Arrives

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Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview May 2014 Released

It has been a great week at Microsoft TechEd North America, many sessions including PowerShell code. It is a great time to be involved with PowerShell as Microsoft definitely has a very strong focus on this product. As announced by Jeffrey Snover the new preview version has become available this week. It is available for download here:

Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview May 2014

Most notable new features in this release are the inclusion of PowerShellGet and the improvements on DSC, many of which were already showcased at TechEd this week. Two important things to note before you get started with PowerShell 5 and Windows Management Framework 5.0 are as follows:

  • First uninstall any previous versions of the WMF preview
  • Windows Management Framework 5.0 will only install on Windows 8.1 or Server 2012R2

The PowerShell Team has written excellent blog posts on the preview versions they are available here:

Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview May 2014 is now available
Windows Management Framework V5 Preview

 

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