ARM concepts in Azure Stack for the WAP Administrator – In-guest configuration with ARM, and technologies such as Virtual Machines Extensions, including PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC)

Hello Readers! This is part 7 of the blog post series “ARM concepts in Azure Stack for the WAP Administrator.” In this post we’ll focus on the VM configuration itself, leveraging Azure Resource Manager (ARM), VM Extensions and PowerShell DSC. Note Some information relates to pre-released product which may be substantially modified before it’s commercially… Read more

Using the OMS Search API with native PowerShell cmdlets

In a hybrid cloud world where manageability of your resources is key, it’s important to have automation support to leverage APIs that can help you in your to day management. One of those APIs is the Operations Management Suite (OMS) Search API. The OMS Search API allows you to execute saved searches and/or dynamic queries… Read more

Automation–Service Management Automation & Azure Automation–Complex Asset Creation and Usage

Hello Readers! What if I told you that you could store and leverage Hashtables as Variable Assets in Service Management Automation (SMA) AND Azure Automation (AA)? Well you can! It takes a little more effort, but the ROI is well worth it…after all, who wants to store the same Hashtable of information over and over throughout… Read more

Automation–System Center Automation Team Blogs–September 2014 Cross-Post Update!

Hello Readers! Over the last couple months there have been quite a few posts being published by the “System Center Automation Team”! In fact, they are now publishing posts to both their existing System Center Orchestrator Engineering Blog, as well as the Azure Blog. Pretty exciting stuff! So, what did the System Center Automation Team… Read more

Automation–System Center Orchestrator Engineering Blog–July 2014 Cross-Post Update!

Hello Readers! It is that time again; time for me to cross-reference the great work being published over on the System Center Orchestrator Engineering Blog and now the Azure Blog! So, what did the System Center AUTOMATION Engineering Team publish since our last Cross-Post…? 1 Orchestrator, 3 Service Management Automation, and 4 Azure Automation Posts!… Read more

Building Clouds on TechNet Radio! DevOps, and Automation, and Configuration Management, Oh My!

Hello Readers, Listeners, and Viewers! Did You Know? Michael Green and Charles Joy of the Building Clouds Blog each had a part in the June 2014 TechNet Radio Series: Accelerating DevOps with the Cloud using Microsoft Azure and Friends! So – If you did know, and have watched the series, Thank You! And if this… Read more

Automation–Microsoft Azure Automation–Create New Azure VM Endpoint

Hello Readers! Here we are again, this time, with another example Runbook ready to use with Azure Automation! This is my 3rd Azure Automation Runbook Contribution to Script Center under the Windows Azure – Automation Sub-Category (you can find my first two, here and here). In fact, the Windows Azure – Automation Script Center example… Read more

Automation–Microsoft Azure Automation–Provision Azure Environment Resources from Gallery

Hello Readers! As you may recall, I published this post (Automation–Microsoft Azure Automation–The Evolution of Cloud Automation) last month, as my first experience with Microsoft Azure Automation. It illustrated the evolution – my evolution – through and to where we are with Cloud Automation. Here I am again, with a new script – well, in… Read more

Automation–Channel 9 Interview–Windows Azure Pack Automation!

Hello Readers and Viewers! Guess what I have for you today? An actual VIDEO. And this time, it is not hosted on my YouTube Channel, nor is it 8 minutes, but I do think it will be something you are interested in… So, without further introduction, here I (@OrchestratorGuy) am, being interviewed by Symon Perriman… Read more