A New Year–A New Team Blog–Building Clouds

Hello Readers/Viewers! Some of you may know that I have moved! Well, partially moved. I will still keep this blog up and running for historic purposes, and who knows, I may write new stuff here again… But, where I will be writing new stuff – on a pretty regular basis – is something new, you…


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: 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…


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 – 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…


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….


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…