Technical

Managing Windows With Puppet

Puppet is one solution that is trying its best to make sure Windows engineers and admins have the tools necessary to manage effectively. Here’s how to use it. Many of the most popular infrastructure configuration solutions are built on *nix platforms, like Ansible, Chef, Salt and Puppet. This means that Read more…

By Dan Franciscus, ago
Technical

Chocolatey Is Quite Yummy

When it comes to package management, Windows has historically been far behind Linux. With Chocolatey, Windows users can now get a taste of something “yummy.” In the world of Linux, a user has yum and apt-get, two great package managers that easily enable installation of software. For instance, to install PostgreSQL (and all of its Read more…

By Dan Franciscus, ago
Career

My self interview

I’ve always wanted to be interviewed, and since I am not even close to being famous there is only one person who is willing to conduct one. Me. So let the narcissism role! Q. So how did you get into IT? A. That’s a great question. So back in late Read more…

By Dan Franciscus, ago
Technical

Recompiling Chocolatey packages

Chocolatey is a very popular tool among system administrators as it helps automate package management for Windows. Since Chocolatey can be used completely with a CLI, you can programmatically create, install and uninstall packages locally and remotely. One of the main issues I normally hear from Chocolatey users is that Read more…

By Dan Franciscus, ago