System Center Orchestrator is the rebranding and updating of our acquisition of Opalis. Orchestrator gives your enterprise a full process automation, trouble ticket generation/tracking (a helpdesk), and complete lifecycle management for your datacenter. In combination with the other System Center family of products, we can provide all of the management needs you could possibly think of for your network. Using the built in workflow generation tools, Orchestrator can share data with Active Directory, System Center Operations Manager, System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Service Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, and even 3rd party tools. As issues are identified, the workflow can fire off automated tasks to resolve issues while also recording the steps made in a trouble ticket. This creates a consistent, repeatable workflow with documentation, while reducing the risk of human error and latency.
If you would like to get to know more about Opalis/Orchestrator and what it can do, there is a series of short, 8 minute videos demoing Opalis in action (these were all recorded prior to the official rebranding to System Center Orchestrator). You can view the videos at the Microsoft Showcase site.
If you would like to get involved with testing the latest version of System Center Orchestrator, we are currently taking applications for the System Center Orchestrator Community Evaluation program. You can get all the details and the link for applying at the System Center Blog.