Automation–Orchestrator Integration Pack for PowerShell Script Execution–Version 1.2!

Hello Readers/Viewers! Remember back in January of this year when I published the Automation–Orchestrator Integration Pack for PowerShell Script Execution post over here on the Building Clouds Blog? It was a re-introduction of the content I originally posted many moons ago on my old Blog D’Joy TechNet Blog (I will not expect you to remember that… Read more

Automation–MVP Example Solution Spotlight–Orchestrator Integration with Office365 and SharePoint 2013

Hello Readers/Viewers! Today’s post is just a quick cross-post and spotlight on an example solution walkthrough. Who? The below referenced content was created by Microsoft Virtualization MVP, Nathan Lasnoski Nathan Lasnoski is the Team Lead of Concurrency’s Infrastructure Practice, a Microsoft Virtualization MVP and a recognized leader in Core Infrastructure Design, SharePoint Infrastructure, Virtualization, and… 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–Greatest Hits and Blog Reference Guide

Hello again Readers/Viewers! Like my previous post over at “Blog D’Joy”, this post will act as a reference to the various posts that I have done in the past and be updated to include the new ones that I have continued to publish here on Building Clouds! Recently, Jim Britt and I curated that old… Read more

The Top 10 Reasons You Should Attend our Sessions at MMS 2013!

Trying to decide which sessions to attend at the 2013 Microsoft Management Summit?  There are a lot of great options this year, and here are ten reasons we think you should check out the sessions hosted by the authors of the Building Clouds blog… You’ll get to learn all about the Fundamentals of Building Clouds… Read more

Automation–Orchestrating Service Manager Orchestrating Orchestrator

Hello Readers/Viewers! Today I have a special treat for you…well some of you, specifically the folks that are starting to dig deeper into the integration between Service Manager and Orchestrator. Background Many of you know this integration is not just a one-way street. It is completely bi-directional. Service Manager can invoke Orchestrator Runbooks and Orchestrator… Read more

Automation–Orchestrating Service Manager–User Inputs

Hello Readers/Viewers! Just a quick “tip/trick” post today… and one that you may not know about, but will definitely need to have in your toolbox if the need ever arrives. Use Case Update or Create User Input data for a Service Request from Orchestrator. Why? Appending to User Input may be required as part of… 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

Automation–Orchestrating Service Manager–Action Log

Hello Readers/Viewers! In this post, I am presenting you with a simple “tip/trick” for Orchestrating Service Manager – More specifically, Action Log entries. Let’s get to it!   What is the use case? Create new Action Log entries for Service Manger Work Items from Orchestrator.   Why? Well, once these actions are in Orchestrator, they… Read more

Automation–Orchestrator Integration Toolkit–Cascading Dependencies Quick Feature Overview

Two posts, back to back? Yes-sir-(or madam)-ee! I couldn’t help myself – I just needed to get a bit more information out about the Windows Azure Integration Pack… and, well, how it is unlike any other Integration Pack to date. Why is it different? Well, it was the first Integration Pack to take advantage of… Read more