IP address configuration, domain join, computer rename, firewall configuration, network configuration testing, role and feature install, virtual machine creation. There are a large number of everyday tasks that server administrators still do with the GUI out of habit, even though there are faster ways to accomplish the same things in PowerShell. In this session we'll show you a number of single line PowerShell commands that you can use to replace systems administration tasks that you still perform using the GUI because you've been doing it that way since the days of Windows NT.
Learn how to leverage Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration to operationalize “DevOps” capabilities on Azure. We start with the basics of PowerShell DSC working through the basic architecture, example uses and preventing “configuration drift.” We review DevOps principles and then apply those principles using PowerShell DSC over Azure to enable continuous deployment.
Graphically intensive user interfaces are growing increasingly more common in modern apps, and on the Windows platform, DirectX is a key enabler for this trend. Whether you use DirectX to create an interactive UI for a Windows Store app or to build a 3D game, having the right tools will make your job easier. In this video, we take a tour of what’s new in Visual Studio 2013 for building DirectX apps, including refreshed project templates, samples and feature additions to Graphics Diagnostics.