aka.ms for #AzureStack | Guidance

Hello Readers/Viewers! Yes, Azure Stack Technical Preview 1 was released today. And that is getting a lot of attention (rightfully so!). It is easy to get caught up in all the excitement, so I wanted to offer a little guide to the available “aka.ms” links I currently have visibility/manage for Azure Stack. This post is…


Azure Stack Technical Preview Announced!

Hello Readers and Viewers! It is almost here! What we have all been waiting for…The Technical Preview of Azure Stack! Announced yesterday by Mike Neil on the Microsoft Azure Blog, “Announcing the first Technical Preview of Microsoft Azure Stack” was the first of many, [I mean many] posts, reposts, tweets, retweets, and overall positive social…


#AzureStack @ #MSIgnite

Hello Readers and Viewers! I am sure you will see it in many other places, but I figured it might be nice for it to come from a PM on the Azure Stack team… Important References So, here are the important links – to content and #MSIgnite sessions – for the newly announced #AzureStack! Main…


A New Year–A New Team Blog–Building Clouds

Hello Readers/Viewers! Some of you may know that I have moved! Well, partially moved. I will still keep this blog up and running for historic purposes, and who knows, I may write new stuff here again… But, where I will be writing new stuff – on a pretty regular basis – is something new, you…


Pinning SkyDrive Documents to the Surface RT Start Screen

Hello Readers! I know it has been a LONG time since I posted anything… and this post is not about Orchestrator. Instead, it is about SkyDrive + Surface RT + Start Screen Pinning NOTE: Pinning documents (non SkyDrive) to the Start Screen can be done this same way. First off, let me be honest here,…


SC2012 Orchestrator – Database Sizing and Performance Guidance

Hello Readers/Viewers! I am not sure if you have seen this yet, but I thought I would point it out to you… TechNet Library Entry for Database Sizing and Performance I just recently found out about it, and as I know many of you have had questions about this for a long time, I figured…


Orchestrator Cool Solution Example – Automating the Export and TFS Check-In of Runbooks

Hello Readers/Viewers! Ryan Andorfer has done it again – created a great solution which you can leverage as an example to perform similar tasks… This time it is all about AUTOMATING the ability to EXPORT and CHECK-IN Runbooks from Orchestrator to Team Foundation Server. NOTE: This example solution does not include automated import of runbooks….


System Center Orchestrator – Engineering Blog!

Hello Again Readers/Viewers! Have you checked out the System Center Orchestrator – Engineering Blog lately? It is full of valuable information about Orchestrator – Tips, Tricks, Secrets… a veritable Technical Wonderland. Here is the URL: http://blogs.technet.com/b/orchestrator/ Some topics that may be of interest, especially for those of you who are starting to play with the…


Introducing Brian Nielsen – Microsoft vTSP and Orchestrator Guy

Hello Readers/Viewers, I wanted to take a moment to introduce someone who you may have already interacted with or gained knowledge from by reading his blog… If not, I hope that this post will increase awareness of his blog and Orchestrator skill set! Brian Nielsen, SharePoint Guy 🙂 Blog: http://wss-moss.blogspot.com/ Background in Opalis/Orchestrator: He contributed…


8 Minute Demo – Simple Disaster Recovery with System Center 2012!

Hello Readers/Viewers! Today we have something a little different, for this, the latest edition to the “8 Minute Demo” video series… This video presentation/demonstration has been a long time coming, as I have been working on this project for quite a few months now. It will walk you through the "Simple Disaster Recovery" example solution…