VMRole Gallery Item – Exchange Server 2013

This post is part of a series for the Building Clouds Blog Gallery Items for Collaboration Workloads.  For more information see the following Table of Contents post – https://aka.ms/bcbgicw. Overview The Exchange Server 2013 gallery resource enables a service provider or enterprise administrator to publish a gallery item for tenants to deploy Exchange Server 2013… Read more

Exchange Server 2013 CU2 Service Templates for Virtual Machine Manager

Welcome to the latest blog post about System Center service templates! When we asked our field what needed to be developed next, a very common ask was for a service template to deploy Exchange.  This blog post is intended to teach you how to use System Center Virtual Machine Manager and a feature named Service… Read more

Exchange Server 2013 CU2 Service Templates – Prerequisites

This blog post is part 2 of 3 in a series. This series of posts details how to deploy Exchange 2013 CU2 using Service Templates in Virtual Machine Manager.  If you are just landing on this subject I recommend starting with Part 1.  This page will focus on what you need to do in advance… Read more

Exchange Server 2013 CU2 Service Templates – Setup and Best Practices

This blog post is part 3 of 3 in a series. This series of posts that detail how to deploy Exchange 2013 CU2 using Service Templates in Virtual Machine Manager.  If you are just landing on this subject I recommend starting with Part 1. This page will focus on what you need to do import… Read more

Automation–Orchestrator and the Exchange PowerShell Activity

A question came up on an internal distribution list recently about how to create an Exchange Distribution List leveraging Orchestrator.  Well, I did some investigation and in fact collaborated with Charles Joy on this because we were both curious. The setup and configuration is the trickiest part and you’ll have to do some configuration on… Read more

Automation-System Center 2012 SP1 – Orchestrator–Fun with Email and Images

So, you want to send email leveraging Orchestrator activities to jazz up some of your automation?  This blog post will focus on a couple of ways to accomplish this.  In fact, this is a nice way to add some finishing touches on any user facing communication that may be executed within your IT process automation. … Read more