Automation–Orchestrator Extensibility Kit for SC Operations Manager

Hello Again Readers and Viewers! Home stretch! Only two more (including this one) “refresh” topics to post…So, here we go, the sixth “real” post after my introduction…and this post and its associated deliverable is dedicated to the: Orchestrator Extensibility Kit for SC Operations Manager History Like all the other posts I have done recently, the… Read more

Automation–Orchestrator Integration Pack for Standard Logging

Back-to-Back Posts! Hey, what can I say? I have to crank through these “refresh topics” somehow. 😉 So, here we go, the fifth “real” post after my introduction…and this post and its associated deliverable is dedicated to the: Orchestrator Integration Pack for Standard Logging 1.2 History As we all know (or you will in a… Read more

Automation–Orchestrator Integration Pack for PowerShell Script Execution

Hello Readers/Viewers! Wow! An entire week has passed since my last post… not to worry, I have plenty of content coming up in the next few weeks – to include another couple “refresh topics” to work through. This happens to be one of those refresher posts – So, here we go, the fourth “real” post… Read more

Building Clouds – Introduction to “Fabric” Track:

With the release of Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1 it is really amazing to see customers (including service providers) deploying large scale clouds to deliver services such as IaaS, DaaS and SaaS. While both these technologies possess a huge set of features that help to build a robust Cloud platform (The “Fabric”)… Read more

Building Clouds–An Introduction to the Deployment Track

Charles, Shawn, and Mark have already introduced themselves and the Automation, Application Management and VM Migration tracks, so I thought it was time for me to introduce myself and the Deployment track of the Building Clouds blog. Why let the other guys have all the fun? The Deployment track will focus on all things related… Read more

Identity Infrastructure Capabilities–Identity Management in the Age of Hybrid IT

Here on the private cloud architecture blog we make it a point to make sure that we always ground ourselves in strong principles and practices. Without that foundation, you end up making decisions based on current opinion, personal preferences and often just what seems like might be the right decision at the time. Of course… Read more

Welcome to VM Migration

Here at Building Clouds we are all about Windows Server & System Center (WSSC). A lot of the content on this blog will concentrate on infrastructure and management, especially with respect to System Center 2012 SP1. Not my content though, not uh, no sir. Instead, I’ll be concerned with helping you take your existing virtual… Read more

The Four Pillars of Identity–Identity Management in the Age of Hybrid IT

Identity management used to be a relatively simple matter. You set up an identity management system based on one or more identity repositories, you enter user names and passwords into the identity repository system, you create groups and populate them with user accounts and then you configure your applications and services to use that system… Read more

Automation–Orchestrator Integration Pack for Windows Tasks

Hello! We are working right on through these refresh topics…hopefully breathing new life into their old lines of code… So, here we go, the third “real” post after my introduction…and this post and its associated deliverable is dedicated to the: Orchestrator Integration Pack for Windows Tasks 1.1 History As with the others, this Integration Pack… Read more