I am a developer with a passion for DevOps and Cloud technologies. I have nearly 20 years experience developing mulit-tier, multi-user applications using Microsoft development technologies, from VBA v1.0 to .NET 4.5.

I have spent 16 years designing, developing and supporting desktop and intranet applications for a variety of healthcare related specialities – both clinical and administrative. These applications included multi-user, multi-tier, database driven, client-server applications that were designed to support between 1 and 1000 simultaneous users. I also specialised in application integration technologies. I have implemented and supported clients in large hospitals in New Zealand, USA and the UK

My passion is DevOps, cloud services integration and operations automation technologies with a focus on the Microsoft family of tools (Windows Server etc). I have a strong background in Windows PowerShell and Desired State Configuration as well as other DevOps/CI/CD technologies. I am comfortable providing DevOps and infrastructure automation for Windows Server environments both on premises and in the cloud.

I am a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate in Windows Server 2012 and am working towards an MSCD in Cloud technologies.

I contribute to multiple open source automation projects as well as maintain some of my own. My specific expertise is on infrastructure as code using PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC).

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  1. Andrew Lush says:

    Hi Daniel,

    I would like to talk to you about Lab-Builder, and installing SQL-Server.

    I am trying to build a small lab with an AD server, and a sql server, and came across your project.
    I have some other dsc based code that builds a sql ha group in a lab, and I think that will help with your project.

    Kind Regards Andrew Lush


    • Hi Andrew,

      Cool! Jump on into the Project Gitter chat room here: https://gitter.im/PlagueHO/LabBuilder

      Definitely keen on any help I can get. I’ve started working on the DSC Library SQL configurations but they’re only empty shells at the moment because I needed to add support for mounting ISO’s so that I could use xSQLServer DSC resource to install it. I completed the ISO Resource mounting a week or so ago but haven’t moved forward with the SQL Server feature any further than that (let alone HA on it – although Failover Clustering is working). So there is a huge gap there – any code you can contribute is definitely welcomed 🙂

      Can chat on the gitter chat room if you like.



  2. Robbie says:


    I noticed questions you’ve asked on forums about scraping data from my backtester/screener. I’m wondering if you would be willing and able to help me with my own web scraping that is necessary for maintaining the backtester. If so, please email me.




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