About Show #444
Are you thinking about Microsoft Nano Server yet? Richard chats with Jason Helmick about what we can do today to get ready for Nano Server. As announced by freshly minted Tech Fellow Jeffrey Snover, Nano Server represents an ultra-light version of Windows Server and the new foundation of the server side of the operating system. So what can you do to get ready? Jason talks about working with the Core edition of Windows Server, preferably 2012, as a great starting point. This gets you started on a path of using PowerShell and scripting to configure and operate your servers, rather than GUIs and RDP. The conversation then turns to Desired State Configuration as the ultimate goal - getting every aspect of a server described in code so that you can create it, consistently, on demand. That's how you get to Nano!
Jason is a 25-year IT veteran and author at Pluralsight. He’s an avid supporter of the PowerShell community as board member and CFO/COO of PowerShell.Org and a Windows PowerShell MVP. He is the author of "Windows PowerShell:TFM" and “Learn Windows IIS in a Month of Lunches” along with contributing author to “PowerShell Deep Dives”. Jason focuses on automation and configuration management for IIS and MS Exchange and has co-authored several PowerShell, MS Exchange and IIS related discussions on the Microsoft Virtual Academy.