Install SQL with DSC

Ever installed SQL and asked yourself, can’t this be simpler? Yes it can! meet DSC.
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Configure IIS with DSC

Not happy with the default installation of IIS? Do you fancy a more “clean” approach? Read on!
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What LEGO has to do with PowerShell DSC Partial Configurations!

Do you like LEGO? do you like IT? Are you obsessive about automating stuff? This is a must read!
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Configure Active Directory with DSC

Are you ready to jump in and automate your Active Directory creation?
Warning: no way back from here!

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Setting up the environment for DSC

In the post “What is DSC” I talked about what DSC is, and why we should use it. Now it is time to get our hands dirty and set up the environment for DSC.
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What is DSC?

To answer this question we have to look at some context first. If we have a look at the term DevOps and the meaning behind it we can conclude that it is a set of concepts that helps us (IT aficionados) deliver our solutions in a “Agile” way.
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Deploy a SharePoint solution with TFS

Developing SharePoint Solutions in your development enviroment is a lot of fun! Visual studio will help you a lot when it comes to testing these types of solutions by making the deployment proccess a breeze.
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Set a SharePoint MasterPage thru code

This code is based on SharePoint 2010
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Consume SharePoint WebServices with Console Application

SharePoint can be used for a variety of different purposes. Most of the time it’s part of a bigger solution/infrastucture. If that’s the case, soon you will find yourself wanting to use SharePoint data in other applications. There are several ways of getting data out of SharePoint, we will be looking at the OOTB shipped SharePoint Webservices.
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Generate type safe classes for sharepoint – Part two

This is part two of the T4 template file that will:
1 – Search for SharePoint content types.
2 – Generate type safe Names and ID’s for them.
This time some refinement on the script.
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