DSC Resource Kit June Release

Including 12 updated and 20 new DSC resource modules

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What's New in PowerShell v5

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PowerShell Documentation

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PowerShell for Visual Studio Code

Write and debug PowerShell scripts in Visual Studio Code

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PowerShell DSC Documentation

Explore the new open-source, Markdown-based documentation

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