My New Home for Automation Blogging

Hey Readers!  I’ve been fairly quiet out here as of late and really “Jonesing” to get some blog posts out on automation.  So the good news is, I’ve transitioned to a new team (Technical  Enablement and Delivery or TED) and hence a new location for my blogging is available.  I’m really excited about the new…


System Center 2012 Orchestrator – Changing User or Group Rights Post Install

I’ve seen a topic come up from time to time that I think was worth getting out to those that can use it .  This is already published on TechNet (referenced within my blog here) but I wanted to put some finer notes on it to assist. Issue –  Updating the Primary Administrator and Orchestrator…


Orchestrator Migration–Locating Checked Out Policies

A topic came up recently on an internal distribution list that I have been planning on blogging about.  I figured it’s time to get it out to you because it is timely with the release of System Center Orchestrator Beta and future versions coming.  What is so important and why? We will all need a…


Opalis 6.3 Installation Guide

Hello Readers.  This is likely one of my last Opalis related posts as we move forward into Orchestrator as our main production platform for my group.  However, as there are still likely many of you that are starting on the trek of installing your first Opalis instance in your environment for evaluation or production deployment,…


Opalis and the Internal Microsoft Adoption Story (On Demand Webcast)

On Tuesday June 28th, Charlie Satterfield and I had a great webcast presentation with a lot of content related to how Microsoft is leveraging Opalis internally.  Please click the inline link or the graphic below to view the content. Details This webcast concentrated specifically on the following details: Real world scenarios we are currently leveraging…


Opalis @ Microsoft

Please check out the following post for information on an upcoming Webcast I’m participating in on Tuesday June 28th, 2011 from 9:30 am – 10:30 am PST where we will be discussing how Opalis is being leveraged within Microsoft.  Should be a great discussion! Happy Automating!


Building Scalable Workflows in Opalis

Building from my first blog post on how we established “reach” in our environment for our Opalis infrastructure, I thought it would be fitting to fill you all in on some lessons learned that I gathered during my first workflow development effort.  I believe this post is an important one as I have actually discussed…


First Post–About the Blogger

As my first post, I wanted to give you an idea of what keeps me up at night and is motivating me to blog. I am very fortunate to work in the group responsible for Dogfooding (among other things) System Center Configuration Manager and System Center Orchestrator (Opalis). My role is to work with the…