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Wednesday, July 13 • 3:00pm - 3:40pm
Session: Writing DSC Resources and Using Them in Chef for Windows
Windows management is all about taking advantage of the rich API surface that features and products have to offer. This API surface includes cmdlets, WMI, etc. PowerShell is the platform of choice on Windows that binds together these various API surfaces and brings out the best management experience. Therefore it is a natural and obvious choice to expose declarative configuration in Windows using PowerShell Desired State Configuration. DSC is a platform that allows any management solution to consume its artifacts and Chef on Windows provides an awesome integration. Chef can consume any DSC resource and the resources get executed in the context of the DSC agent process providing the best possible use of the API surface as well as desired performance characteristics. In this session, you will learn about writing DSC resources and how to consume them using Chef for Windows

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Narayanan Lakshmanan

Prin. Software Engineering Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Narayanan (Nana) Lakshmanan is the Principal Software Engineering Manager for PowerShell Desired State Configuration. Nana is an established technical leader with over 15 years of experience in developing high performance, scalable platforms and protocols, highly concurrent and multi-tenant systems, developer/IT Pro experience and other fundamental building blocks for the Cloud. He has been in the PowerShell team since its initial days and was... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2016 3:00pm - 3:40pm
JW Marriott Austin 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701