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Steven Murawski

Steven is a Principal Software Development Engineer for Chef on the Community Engineering team and a Microsoft MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management.


Watch: Automating Windows PowerShell DSC with Chef

On April 14th, I presented a live webinar on Automating Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) with Chef. Automating PowerShell DSC with Chef makes it safer and easier to manage hundreds or thousands of servers. Watch the recording below to learn how you can bring order to chaotic environments by using Chef and DSC together.

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What’s Up With The Chef Community Summit?

With the Chef Community Summits (Seattle and London) fast approaching, I wanted to share my experiences as a new member of the Chef community about the value of the Chef Community Summit. Last fall, I attended the Chef Community Summit in Seattle. It was my first Chef community event larger than a user group.

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Chef Community Triage and Where You Can Help!

Our Triage Process The Community Engineering team, along with others in Chef engineering, have been working to triage issues that come in on our open source projects. Part of that process includes identifying and categorizing issues and assigning them to milestones.

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WHY CHEF + DSC? (REVISITED)

This was originally posted on stevenmurawski.com. SETTING THE TABLE First off, let me get on record – I LOVE DSC.  When I was at Stack Exchange, I rolled Desired State Configuration out during the Server 2012 R2 preview timeframe.  I coddled it through the move to RTM and then to General Availability.

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DSC… WHAT IS IT FOR, REALLY?

This was originally posted on stevenmurawski.com. An email recently came across one of the mailing lists I subscribe to. I wanted to share my answer here, because this is an important discussion. Is DSC for Setup or Management?

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