Modern Software Management on Windows with Chocolatey and Puppet

Traditional approaches to software management on Windows can be manual or inefficient. Chocolatey was designed as a common sense, flexible approach to managing software on Windows, both internal and 3rd party. Chocolatey is a single, unified interface designed to easily work with all aspects of managing Windows software using a packaging framework that understands both versioning and dependency requirements. Chocolatey packages encapsulate everything required to manage a particular piece of software into one deployment artifact by wrapping installers, executables, zips, and scripts into a compiled package file. Configuration management alone without a great package manager will only get you so far. Putting package management with configuration management (Puppet) makes an awesome story for Windows automation! Come learn more about Chocolatey and how we are taking Windows to the next level for automation.