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: 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: 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…


8 Minute Demo – SC2012 Orchestrator – Policy to Runbook Migration Tips

Hello Readers and Viewers! Again, it has been a while, but I hope to make it up to you with an extra-special (and extra-long) “8 Minute Demo” Video! This one is warm off the heels (okay, cold off the heels) of MMS 2012, where I presented and demonstrated some Policy to Runbook Migration Tips… I…


SC2012 Solution Runbook Examples

Hello Readers and Viewers! The long awaited and highly anticipated SC2012 Solution Runbook Examples are here! I mentioned them yesterday during my first Instructor-Led Lab @ MMS 2012, and now they are available here, from my blog and CodePlex. If you happen to be attending MMS 2012, be sure to stop by the Hands-On Lab…


Orchestrated Tweets!

Hello Readers/Viewers! I am not sure if you have seen this CodePlex Integration Pack yet… if you haven’t, you are in for a nice trweet… 🙂   Social Media Integration Pack for System Center Orchestrator 2012 by VIAcode   After following the very simple instructions for deployment/install, I decided to give it a go! The following…


MMS 2012 – Just 7 Business Days Away!

Are any of you attending MMS this year? It is going to be the biggest one yet, as the attendance numbers through the roof – so much so it has sold out! I certainly hope I see you there, and if you want to see me, you have quite a few opportunities to do so….