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Thoughts about DevOps and automation from a Windows guy

  1. Onward and Upward

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    I've been a Systems Engineer, Systems Administrator, or a Network Administrator my entire IT career. The job responsibilities of these titles are essentially the same thing, and what is usually referred to as IT Operations these days. Soon I'll be taking the title of Cloud Enterprise Architect at my current company. >>

  2. PowerShell Readability - Why being verbose and explicit is better than clever and obtuse

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    I recently had to track down why a PowerShell script wasn't running correctly in production. It apparently wasn't working for weeks and nobody noticed until now. I didn't write this script but I knew of it's existence, still, I wasn't familiar with the code. The author of the script wasn't immediately available so I started looking into the issue. Never mind why the script broke or why it took weeks for anyone to notice :) This post is about my experience looking at the script as a first time maintainer/troubleshooter of it. >>

  3. Building a Simple Release Pipeline in PowerShell Using psake, Pester, and PSDeploy

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    This post will outline an extremely simple yet effective Release Pipeline model you can use in your PowerShell projects. This process is essentially a distillation of the whitepaper written my Steven Muraski from Chef and Michael Greene from Microsoft using PowerShell based tools. >>

  4. POSHOrigin - Wrapping Up

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    This is the last of a 9 part series about POSHOrigin, a PowerShell module that aims to assist you in managing your Infrastructure via custom PowerShell DSC resources. >>