For everyone interesting in learning more about Desired State Configuration (DSC); channel9 recently published two interesting series covering beginner, intermediate, and advanced topics.
Both series are presented by Jeffrey Snover, Microsoft Distinguished Engineer and inventor of PowerShell, and therefore guaranteed to be informative as well as entertaining.
Desired State Configuration – For beginners:
Getting Started with PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC)
This series consists out of seven parts and is an in-depth, action-packed, and demo-rich exploration of DSC. Using DSC as your management platform, control the deployment, management, maintenance, and configuration of your environment today and prepare yourself for new scenarios around cloud solutions. Plus, learn to create custom resources for your own apps. The sky’s the limit with this hot technology.
Desired State Configuration – Intermediate / advanced topics
Advanced PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) and Custom Resources
This series also consists out of sever parts and covers the implementation and testing of custom resources, along with packaging and deployment. Learn to build composite resources, and take a look at reusable, nested, and partial configurations. Get the skills and information you need to declaratively specify how you want your software environment to be configured, and maintain and manage existing configurations in an automated way.