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….


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: http://wss-moss.blogspot.com/ Background in Opalis/Orchestrator: He contributed…


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…


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…


Introducing Damian Flynn – MVP and Opalis Guy

Hello Readers/Viewers, While many of you have probably started calling it something new like, “Orchestrator Community”, the “Opalis Community” (as it will remain to me :), is still growing, and FAST! That said, I wanted to introduce, or for many of you, re-introduce someone who is taking that community by storm: Damian Flynn. Lucky for…


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 – 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…


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…