Orchestrate your scripts with workflows – Part 2

As we saw in first part of this posts serie. Workflows are very convenients, but they lack things to be the true killer in PowerShell. The first missing thing is a real way to control your workflow flow ! Control a worklow execution If we speak about orchestration it’s important to consider when your worflow…




Configure SQL Server TCP Protocol using SMO

  I’ve started working on a new version of xSQLServer DSC Resource which in my opinion lacks few very important feature to be totally used in production. The first thing i was looking for in this bunch of resources was a meaning to configure TCP connexions. We don’t use dynamic ports in production in most…




Quick: Easily install Windows Containers images

  In this previous post I was telling you that you need to download the Windows Core WIM image before start playing with containers on Windows. The game has already change, and you have a module named ContainerProvider that’ll help you with that ! This module is available on the PSGallery. Installating it is a…




Retour sur les Journées SQL Server 2015

  En préambule de ce billet, je voudrais remercier GUSS France  pour leur gentillesse et la qualité de leur évènement. C’est vraiment exceptionnel de voir ce que peut accomplir une équipe de passionnés. Etant DBA dans mon passé et continuant à travailler avec SQL Server pour mes clients de manière régulière, j’étais particulièrement intéressé de…




Software Defined Network: The last key to a full DevOps world ?

  Following a talk of my brilliant colleague Sylvain Réverault about SDN in an intern SII event, i decided to go deeper in the SDN world and apply it to PowerShell 🙂 But before talking about PowerShell controllinig a Openflow controller, let’s get an eye on what is Software Defined Network! I think the 3…




Introduction to Windows Containers

  I am very trhilled to write this article as i am a huge fan of Docker and PowerShell so, both of the two worlds are starting to works smoothly on Windows 2016 Server TP3. TP3 means Technical Preview 3, so for the moment, keep in mind that Windows Containers are not production ready, unlike…




IIS8 – Create a virtual directory with read and browsing rights

Lately at work a co-worker asked me to script a virtual directory creation in PowerShell: My answer was pretty simple: OK gimme 2 mins ! A little too sure of myself, i’d spin up a vm with a Windows 2012 R2 server, install IIS feature and after few mins on Qwant (yeah, i dropped google…




Microsoft PowerShell MVP 2015

Just few words.. I’m truly proud to announce that Microsoft honored me with the MVP title second time in a row. A very big thanks to Martine & Marjorie who are two awesome people taking care of me (and others) every time! It’s a pleasure to be part of a wonderful gang composed of awesome…




Why I love to work with the Microsoft products stack?

  It’s something I’d always loved to do, I mean the Microsoft universe is truly vast and I’ve always find new stuff to learn every time. But I’ve always missed something. I’m working in cross platform environments and I’ve got to say that Linux is perfect in a professional world thanks to the efficiency of…




Desired State Configuration for Linux

  As you (may) know, Desired State Configuration for Linux is available since May 6 on the Microsoft Open Source github ! This version works like a charm alongside Windows Management Framework v5. The goal of this post is to show you how it works and what you need in order to get it working….