Join MVP David O'Brien in finding out how to manage your infrastructure with Desired State Configuration the easy way. This session will demonstrate how you define the way you want a computer to look like, how to deploy that configuration, how little infrastructure one needs to get there and how DSC enforces that configuration. All that, with nearly no need to know Powershell. This session will enable you to go and automate stuff the easy way and probably secure your next pay rise!
So this one day, I am playing the board game Quarto with my friend and I wonder, can this game end in a tie, or is there always a winner? Normal people might have squabbled or shrugged, but not us nerds! We obviously abandoned the game, took our laptops to the local pub and started hacking. In this talk I will explain how I used F# to transform this problem to satisfiability, ran it through a SAT solver to discover if it can indeed end in a tie. I will also show how to apply the same technique to more useful problems such as scheduling and code breaking.