Aleksandar Nikolic

Session: ARM + DSC: Build Your Azure Infrastructure like a Pro

Both ARM templates and PowerShell DSC configurations represent the declarative model where we describe what we want instead of using the "old" imperative approach. ARM templates enable idempotent deployment of Azure infrastructure resources; PowerShell DSC configurations enable idempotent configuration management of VMs. Combined, with the help of Azure DSC VM extension and Azure Automation DSC, they give us a full declarative solution to build our environment and provision our VMs. In this session, you'll learn how to provision and manage your Azure infrastructure using code.

Room: CUST 0.02



Aleksandar Nikolic

Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP

Aleksandar Nikolic is a Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, a Microsoft Azure MVP, a co-founder of, and a community manager of Aleksandar is also a Microsoft Azure Advisor and Insider. Aleksandar is experienced presenting and speaking to Microsoft customers, and is skilled with describing complex management and automation tasks even to beginning and novice users and scripters. Aleksandar has more than 17 years of experience as a system administrator. He also delivers PowerShell and Azure training courses around the world and is a frequent speaker at Microsoft conferences. For the last couple of years he's been working closely with Microsoft Azure PowerShell and Azure Automation teams providing feedback and influencing design of Azure automation solutions. You can find him on Twitter ( and LinkedIn (