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Sep 30 2017   9:10AM GMT

DSC–the future?

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

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I was incredibly excited when I first saw DSC – it was in April 2013 as a special MVP only preview at the first PowerShell Summit – as a work in progress. Since that time my excitement has waned to the point that I now ask DSC – the future?

Looking at the PowerShell Team announcement about the introduction of DSC core – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/powershell/2017/09/12/dsc-future-direction-update/

I have to question if a complete new version of DSC is worth my time investigating especially when backward compatibility isn’t guaranteed.

Don Jones has question where DSC is going – https://powershell.org/2017/09/13/the-future-of-powershells-desired-state-configuration/

Overall, I’d say that DSC has had a mixed success since its introduction due to changes and the difficulty around preforming some activities. The integration with Azure hasn’t been smooth.

Is it time to look at another configuration tool set. Microsoft’s  current rush to embrace Linux may make Chef or Puppet a better option for you. Read the comments on the PowerShell Team announcements to see what other people think about DSC.

 

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