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….


Orchestrator CodePlex Integration Packs

Hello Readers/Viewers! I realize that these posts have been few and far between lately, but all that is going to change during and after MMS 2012! (believe me, this was by design, not by laziness 😉 To get this blog rolling again, albeit slowly, I wanted to let everyone know that the post I made…


Orchestrator (RC) CodePlex Integration Packs UPGRADED!

Hello Readers/Viewers! During a recent Microsoft Internal Event (TechReady), I realized that the CodePlex IPs that I updated for System Center 2012 Orchestrator were in fact just that, updated – not UPGRADED. Original Blog Post is here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/charlesjoy/archive/2011/11/03/orchestrator-rc-codeplex-integration-packs-updated.aspx As of today, I have replaced all my previously posted CodePlex IPs with 1.1 Versions (and one…


Orchestrator (RC) CodePlex Integration Packs Updated!

Hello Readers/Viewers! I know, I know, it has been quite some time since I made a "real" update to my blog, you know, something with actual content. 🙂 After a couple days of upgrading, testing, renaming, testing some more, recompiling, documentation updating, and finally more testing the following (previously published) Integration Packs are now compatible…


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…


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…


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…


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…


@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…


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…