We are happy to announce the release of the new Orchestrator Windows Azure Integration Pack to beta.

The IP can be downloaded from download center IP user guide is located on Technet The Integration Pack includes the following activities: Azure Certificates- the Azure Certificates activity is used in a runbook to add, delete, and list management and service certificates Azure Deployments- the Azure Deployments activity is used in a runbook to create,… Read more

How to Register SPF as System Center IaaS Provider for Windows Server Service Management Portal & API

Following the recent Beta release of the Service Management Portal and API for Windows Server, a couple of our hosting solutions field guys in Europe reported issues getting the portal to successfully register SPF as the System Center provider for IaaS. With special thanks to Michel Gebbinck & Steve Belton for always jumping on this… Read more

System Center 2012 SP1 Beta downloadable evaluation VHDs Now Available

System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Beta – Installable Bits (if you want to do that instead of VMs) http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34607 App Controller – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34781 Operations Manager – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34780 Orchestrator – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34778 Service Manager – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34777 Virtual Machine Manager –… Read more

Announcing two new Solution Accelerator beta programs for System Center products

The Solution Accelerators team has started two new beta programs focused on tools, automation, and knowledge for System Center products. One program will provide Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) service templates and a SCVMM add-in to help you discover them. The other program will provide datacenter automation for private clouds using System Center Orchestrator. Datacenter automation… Read more

Now Available – System Center Orchestrator – Service Pack 1 Beta

Orchestrator – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34778 System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34607 App Controller – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34781 Operations Manager – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34780 Service Manager – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34777 Virtual Machine Manager – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34779… Read more

How to use Orchestrator 2012 to monitor a folder for multiple file extensions

Imagine a scenario where you need to monitor a folder for specific file extensions so that when all of the file extensions you are expecting are present, the next action in Orchestrator will be kicked off. Opalis had the capability to perform this as it performed an ‘AND’ for ‘Folder Monitor’, but in Orchestrator this… Read more

MMS 2013 Dates Announced!

We’re happy to announce that MMS will return to Las Vegas, NV, April 8-12, 2013! In order to be one of the first to know about the opening of MMS 2013 registration, send mail to mmsnotfy@microsoft.com to subscribe to MMS News & Updates. Go here for more information: http://www.mms-2012.com/headlines/details/34ddda43-7b11-e211-84a1-001ec953730b… Read more