Advanced PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) and Custom Resources

Are you familiar with the basics of PowerShell Desired State Configuration? Ready for a deep dive into how you can use DSC for automated deployment and management of resources? Join us for another exciting session with Jeffrey Snover, Microsoft Distinguished Engineer and inventor of PowerShell, along with Windows PowerShell MVP Jason Helmick. These top experts offer an in-depth discussion of DSC custom resources and advanced configurations.

Explore 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.

Course Outline:

  • Getting Ready for DSC Custom Resources
  • Implementing and Testing
  • Packaging and Deploying
  • Using Classes to Build a Custom Resource
  • Enhancing Custom Resources
  • Building Composite Resources
  • Advanced Configurations
Instructor Team
​Jeffrey Snover | Microsoft Distinguished Engineer | @jsnover

Jeffrey Snover is a Distinguished Engineer and Lead Architect for the Windows Server & System Center Division and is the inventor of PowerShell, an object-based distributed automation engine, scripting language, and command-line shell. He is a 14-year veteran of the company with more than 30 years of industry experience as the Divisional Architect for the Management and Services Division, providing technical direction across Microsoft management technologies and product solutions. Jeffrey has served at other major companies as Architect in the office of the CTO, Development Manager, Consulting Engineer, and more. He held eight patents prior to joining Microsoft and has registered 30 patents since. He is a frequent speaker at industry and research conferences on a variety of management and language topics.

Jason Helmick | Pluralsight Author/Evangelist | @theJasonHelmick

Jason Helmick is an author at Pluralsight and the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of He's a PowerShell MVP and the author of PowerShell TFM and Learn Windows IIS in a Month of Lunches.

As a 25-year IT veteran, he is a popular speaker at industry conferences. He also teaches PowerShell to the IT Pro for automating products, such as Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and IIS. Jason is also a frequent contributor to magazines, including TechNet, Redmond, and TechTarget.

Live Event Details
February 26, 2015
9am–5pm PST
What: Fast-paced live virtual session
Cost: Free
Audience: IT Pros and Devs interested in making their businesses more agile

Core PowerShell skills; completed Getting Started with PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) course (or equivalent knowledge).