London Calling! Conferences ahoi coming up

Happy to report that I will be giving multiple sessions around Ansible and Windows in September. The first one is at winops (, where I'll be talking about our learnings from implementing Ansible during the last 12-18 months. I'll touch on some technical things, but I will also be discussing the "soft" side of taking

Automating Infrastructure Validation using Pester, Ansible and Elasticsearch

I've been pretty slow on the whole "Pester movement" lately - I'm simply not writing that many advanced PowerShell functions at the moment. However, Pester can do more than unit/integration testing of PowerShell modules. The PowerShell "Operation Validation Framework" uses Pester to invoke tests for verifying that the running infrastructure is configured as intended. Unfortunately,