25 11, 2014

PowerShell and Desire State Configuration (DSC) – The Basics

By | 2014-11-25T10:13:24+00:00 November 25th, 2014|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|0 Comments

With all the latest Microsoft releases it’s apparent that PowerShell and Desired State Configuration (DSC) is at the core of build, releases, and configuration management. If you have not learned PowerShell, now is the time to get on board. DSC is a recent practice that was released in early 2013.  The DSC uses PowerShell’s core [...]

5 11, 2014

ALM meets DLM

By | 2014-11-05T12:47:14+00:00 November 5th, 2014|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|0 Comments

I recently had the opportunity to attend Red Gate’s “SQL in the City” event in Seattle. As an Enterprise DBA, Architect and SQL Developer I had used Red Gate’s tools extensively for a number of years. I always loved them. However, after transitioning to my current position as an ALM consultant, I didn’t really have much need [...]