Invoke Web Services Object – Workaround for “Unexpected” XML Output

No video in this post, more of a traditional “Tip and/or Trick” 🙂 You may have noticed that when using the “Invoke Web Services” object, the XML output generated has a bunch of “&lt;” and “&gt;” values instead of the expected “<” and “>”. It really depends on the Web Service, but if you see…

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8 Minute Demo – SCDEMO Reporting – Powered by Opalis

Hello Readers and Viewers! It has been a while since I added to the “8 Minute Demo” Video Series, but today, along with some CodePlex content, I submit to you… drum roll… My 40th YouTube Video! Nah, though that is a true statement, it is not the intent of this post //obvious (besides, one of…

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More Great Community Content!

Our friend randorfer is back! Now with more great content with his new blog and CodePlex projects. Blog: http://opalis.wordpress.com/ CodePlex Projects: Exchange Mail QIK Integration Pack: http://opalisexchangemail.codeplex.com/ Active Directory QIK Integration Pack: http://opalisadextension.codeplex.com/ Opalis Utilities: http://opalisutilities.codeplex.com/ Opalis Extension Local Group and User Management: http://opalislocalsecurity.codeplex.com/ Documentation for these Projects: Exchange Mail: http://opalis.wordpress.com/2010/12/14/integration-pack-exchange-mail/ Active Directory: http://opalis.wordpress.com/2010/12/14/active-directory-integration-pack/ We…

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Happy Anniversary Opalis Acquisition!

It is hard to believe that one year ago today, Microsoft officially announced the acquisition of the small Canadian software company, Opalis. It has been a great year and there are so many exciting things to come! In honor of this momentous occasion: Because Automation runs on Guacamole. enJOY!

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Cross-Post Action! Opalis, The Path to IT Process Automation

One of the brightest “Opalis Guys” I know, has started a blog that I would like to recognize here. In his worldpress blog, Ryan takes you through some common, but mostly unknown, aspects of Opalis. He also has contributed to the community on CodePlex. Look for more great stuff from Ryan, I will keep you…

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8 Minute Demo – Err, I mean 8 Minute [very candid] Interview with the opalisguys!

If you are interested, the following is an interview that Adam Hall had with the “opalisguys” earlier today. If you ask me, I like when I can hide behind a PowerPoint Presentation or Demo Machine. That may be why I have a funny face in the first frame 😉 In fact, I prefer when I…

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A Big Thanks to the CTSMUG!

I wanted to thank all those who attended today’s CTSMUG monthly meeting. I also want to send a great big thanks the organizer(s) for giving me the opportunity to present to the group. As promised, attached is the PPT deck that I used for the presentation (with the anecdotal customer examples). NOTE: I removed the…

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