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…

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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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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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OIS 6.3 / Orchestrator - Advanced Workflow & Best Practice Video Tutorial

Happy Friday Readers and Viewers! I thought it was time I present you with a collection of “Advanced Workflow & Best Practice” Video Tutorials. I realize that many of you may think the timing on this is strange, given that the public SC Orchestrator 2012 Beta is due to release TODAY. Rest assured, the topics…

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A Guide to Blog D’Joy

Readers/Viewers – The following is a guide to my past and current blog posts: ALL VIDEOS – YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/charlesjoyMS COMMUNITY CONTENT – CodePlex: http://opalis.codeplex.com/ and http://orchestrator.codeplex.com/ What is Opalis Integration Server / System Center Orchestrator? Start Here! – Product Overview and Demo Why Opalis / Orchestrator? (Value Prop) Does Opalis / Orchestrator have an…

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@Tech·Ed North America 2011 - System Center Orchestrator Booth

I wanted to provide a quick guide to this blog for those of you new to this blog (especially those of you who have been directed to this site from one of the people at the System Center Orchestrator booth @ TENA 2011!) 🙂 SYSTEM CENTER ORCHESTRATOR BETA CEP SIGN-UP!!! – https://connect.microsoft.com/site1211/Survey/Survey.aspx?SurveyID=12773  WHAT TO EXPECT…

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Unofficial System Center Catalog

Hello again Readers/Viewers, I wanted to quickly post about this very useful blog site: http://unofficialsystemcentercatalog.wordpress.com/ There are two Unofficial Catalogs available there: Opalis: “Is there an integration pack for … ?” Operations Manager: “Is there a management pack for …?” As more of you create community content (Opalis or otherwise), it is nice to know…

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OIS - Start Policies using PowerShell (right now!)

Good morning readers/viewers! Many of you have seen a preview of SC Orchestrator’s new PowerShell provider. That new functionality will allow you to invoke runbooks from a simple to use PS command line. As that feature/functionality is still a bit away, I have something else to preset to you today. The best part is, you…

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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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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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