Missy Januszko is an independent IT consultant, with more than 20 years of experience as an enterprise hosting architect, large-scale infrastructure designer, and hosted application designer. She specializes in DevOps, automation and configuration management, PowerShell, and Active Directory, and has broad experience across the entire line of Microsoft business technologies. Missy is a co-author of “The DSC Book” with Microsoft MVP Don Jones, and she is also a conference speaker on DSC-related topics. She is a contributor to a number of open-source projects, including “Tug”, the open-source DSC pull server, and “Autolab”, an automated, rapid-install lab build.
Missy Januszko's Recent Posts
Take your PowerShell programming to a new level by learning how to use classes.
Missy Januszko explores the uses of $MyInvocation.
Missy Januszko uses parameter validation attributes to define the acceptable input without writing a ton of additional code.
Learn how to prevent PowerShell mistakes by adding -whatif and -confirm parameters.
PowerShell advanced functions provide modularity in automating system administration tasks and by structuring PowerShell scripts as advanced functions, you can transform your scripts and functions into reusable tools.
Learn what a PowerShell provider does and how it allows a common set of cmdlets to interact with differently-structured data stores.
While other commercial products may be more robust, there are a few different ways Desired State Configuration can be used for software deployment.
Missy Januszko provides an overview of PowerShell remoting and explains the use of different cmdlets for managing multiple machines at once.
Learn the necessary steps to convert a script resource into a custom resource module.
Learn how to use Pester to test a Desired State Configuration to ensure that servers are configured exactly the way you want them.
DSC configurations require logical thinking through the steps necessary to make changes to a server’s configuration. Learn my process for developing a DSC configuration.
Learn how to control timing of Desired State Configuration across nodes using WaitFor resources in this how-to article.
Many server configuration settings can be set using native Desired State Configuration (DSC) resources. Learn how to do more with DSC using the Script resource and your PowerShell skills.