Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell 4.0 DSC and specifying configuration data.
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Posted by Openness Team
If you’re a Microsoft Excel fan who is hoping to use familiar technologies to meet the open data mandate, you should check out the just released Socrata Open Data Connector for Microsoft Office 365.
By adding support for the Open Data Protocol (OData), an open standard for accessing data over the web, users will be able to seamlessly access datasets from within their Excel spreadsheets, and keep them in sync as data changes.