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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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…

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