Don Jones

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Jason Helmick and I have been prodded and poked for a while now about producing a “real” book on PowerShell’s Desired State Configuration. Thing is, books don’t always pay off the massive investment they take to produce. So we’re going to see if there’s actual demand for this thing – and if there is, we’ll write it. We’ve started an IndieGoGo campaign to raise the funds we’ll need, and it’ll be up to you to make it happen. You’ve got 60 days – that’s roughly until the start of January, 2016.

If we meet our campaign goal, we’ll begin writing when Windows Server 2016 (containing the “final” DSCv5 release) goes General Availability or Release to Manufacturing (GA/RTM). We expect a 3-6 month effort. We’ll touch on absolutely every aspect we can of DSC, including tons of tested code examples.

It’s important to note that this is not a PowerShell.org project – this is me and Jason, personally

Help get us started today.

4 thoughts on “Book Campaign: The Complete Guide to PowerShell DSC

  1. Alex says:

    Woulda be really awesome! Especially with digital samples people could use at work!

  2. Optimus Spime says:

    Is there any way to have a stretch goal where the cover is a sketch of the bridge of the Enterprise, but instead of having Picard, Riker, and Data they instead have been replaced by Snover in the Captain’s chair, Don as Riker, and Helmick as Data?

  3. Wilson W. says:

    Given the rumors that the release of Windows Server2016 will be delayed to coincide with the MS Ignite Conference in Sept, you might want to consider extending or rescheduling your fundraising campaign to coincide with the Ignite Conference. I am sure you will be able to garner lots of interest and donors from the Conference…

  4. weiyentan says:

    Hi Don,

    I have contributed. Your books are invaluable and have paid for itself many times over.

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