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…

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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…

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Released! – System Center Opalis Integration Server 6.3 Unleashed

Hello Readers/Viewers! I am proud to announce that the System Center Opalis Integration Server 6.3 Unleashed book is now available. For some of you this is not news, as it was actually released a couple weeks ago, this is just the first opportunity I have had to get the information on my blog. 🙂 Some…

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8 Minute Demo – KINECTing Runbooks (Just for Fun!)

Good Evening Readers/Viewers! I have a very special, “Just for Fun” addition to the “8-Minute-Demo” Video Series tonight… In this video, I create and execute a very simple Orchestrator Runbook, without touching the keyboard! You heard me right, no keyboard OR mouse. How did I do this? Well, with a bit of help from existing…

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8 Minute Demo – Runbook Designer Zoom!

Good Evening Readers/Viewers! Tonight, from the road, we have a very different “8-Minute-Demo”. In fact, it may be the only “8-Minute-Demo” that is shorter than 8 minutes. 🙂 The fact of the matter is, this topic is really not that complex, it is just simple “quirky” functionality I recently found within the Runbook Designer (and…

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8 Minute Demo – OIS & VMM Self-Service Portal 2.0 SP1

Hello Readers/Viewers! Today we take a look at some new functionality within the VMM Self-Service Portal 2.0 SP1 Release. BACKGROUND If you haven’t already heard, Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 SP1 was recently released. In the long list of new features, one in particular stood out to me: It now has the ability to…

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8 Minute Demo – PowerShell to SQL – Runbook Options

Good Evening Readers/Viewers! I figured it was time to create another “8-Minute-Demo” for my favorite video series… So I have come back with something that I have recently been implementing for any Runbook implementing PowerShell data extraction for SQL data storage. It is a very simple concept, that up until lately I have been avoiding…

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System Center Orchestrator 2012 BETA is here!

Readers/Viewers, in the event that you have not yet heard about the release of the SC Orchestrator 2012 BETA, here it is: ***Announcing the System Center Orchestrator Beta!*** Here are some related and helpful links to accompany this announcement: Download the SC Orchestrator 2012 BETA: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26503 SC Orchestrator Team Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/scorch/ New SC Orchestrator Forum…

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OIS 6.3 – Self-Monitoring & Event Notifications

Readers/Viewers, this is just a simple post which will be directly referenced content by the OIS 6.3 – Advanced Workflow & Best Practice Video Tutorial post. BACKGROUND Opalis Integration Server (OIS) has the built-in ability to “Self-Monitor”. Each object has the ability to throw an exception if certain criteria is met. By default, these event…

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OIS 6.3 – External Interfaces

Readers/Viewers, this is just a simple post which will be directly referenced as “see also” content by the OIS 6.3 – Advanced Workflow & Best Practice Video Tutorial post. OIS 6.3 – External Interfaces: Any interface which can integrate or orchestrate the initiation of OIS workflows. Exposed OIS Integration Surfaces: Command Line Interface (OIS5StartPolicy.exe) SOAP…

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