Matt Wrock

I am a software developer for Chef and much of my focus has been making Chef better on Windows. When not developing Chef code, I'm usually contributing to other projects in the Chef ecosystem. I regularly contribute to the WinRM gem and Vagrant, I am a member of the core Chocolatey team, author of Boxstarter and was an early contributor to Pester creating its Powershell Mocking functionality. I am a former Microsoft engineer and write regularly on Windows automation topics at

ChefDK 0.12.0 Released

We are happy to announce a new ChefDK, version 0.12.0, has landed in the stable channel and is available for download on the Get Chef downloads site. There has not been much in the way of updates to the DK itself, but there have been updates to several of the dependent packages we bundle.

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Chef Client 12.8.1 Release

We just released Chef Client version 12.8.1 to the chef downloads site. Highlights of this release include: Support for OpenSSL validation of FIPS Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) is a United States government computer security standard that specifies security requirements for cryptography. The current version of the standard is FIPS 140-2.

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