Using an Excel XML File for Input to a Runbook

Hello readers.  I thought it would be a good idea to quickly discuss a topic that came up during a recent Runbook development effort.  I was faced with the challenge of how to do the following: Provide an easy way to request data from an end user Make it familiar and intuitive Provide the data in…

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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…

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Sending Email with PowerShell and the Run.Net Object

Hello readers. Now that TechEd NA 2011 is over (what a great event) I thought I’d take this opportunity to share a very simple solution I have leveraged in my workflow development within Opalis for providing communication on workflow success / failure of status information and details.  Sometimes it is as simple as “Your xyz…

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Evaluating the "Reach" of Our Opalis Infrastructure at Microsoft

Hello readers. This is my first technical post of hopefully many on the topic of all things Opalis and Orchestrator!  This product keeps me up at night (in a good way ) so I should have plenty of interesting content as time goes on.  Challenge and Initial Questions So considering our vast collection of systems…

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