All in Azure

Azure Automation State Configuration (previously Azure Automation DSC), is a service provided by Azure that allows you to write, manage and compile PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) configurations and assign these configurations to target virtual machines (or any server or workstation to be honest). On its own, State Configuration provides some basic configuration examples, but its true power comes form the ability for you to define your own configurations.

DNS is one of those critical systems that never gets the attention it deserves. Every organisation relies on DNS. It is critical for the smooth operation of your business and yet, it's rarely considered as important as web and email. Your customers can’t find your corporate website or email servers without DNS, without DNS your business isn’t online. People shouldn’t be required to remember an IP address (something that's next to impossible with IPv6) just to access the corporate intranet!

I'm pleased to announce Version 1.0 of AzurePublicIPAddresses. This version includes support 6 new Azure regions:

  • Australia Central

  • Australia Central 2

  • UK North

  • UK South 2

  • North Europe 2 (name TBC)

  • East Europe (name TBC)

This release also represents a major milestone since the modules creation back in March 2016. The module has proven to be very stable, and hence I'm now giving it the stable 1.0 moniker. I'm confident that the existing design should support any new regions or source XML files that Microsoft may release without the need for breaking changes.