Building out a SharePoint farm to use as a Dev/Test environment can be a long tedious process. It also usually requires hardware resources that aren\'t always available. Using Azure you can spin up new VMs relatively quickly, but installing and configuring SharePoint can still take a significant amount of time. There are pre-built Azure templates, but these often don\'t provide the flexibility needed to configure a specific environment.
Using a combination of PowerShell and Desired State Configuration (DSC) we will design and build a basic server farm consisting of three (3) virtual machines (AD, SQL, and SharePoint) to your specifications. The farm will include the following: