Automation–MVP Spotlight Series–SharePoint: DFS Share Creation Request Walkthrough (Part 2)

Okay Readers – we are back! Here is the third of six posts in the MVP Spotlight Series for the Automation Track… –MVP Spotlight Series– SharePoint: DFS Share Creation Request Walkthrough (Part 2) by Mike Roberts (a Ryan Andorfer Co-Worker) Building Self Service Requests Using SharePoint In this post we are going to tackle the… Read more

Automation–MVP Spotlight Series–SharePoint: DFS Share Creation Request Walkthrough (Part 1)

Okay Readers – we are back! Here is the second of six posts in the MVP Spotlight Series for the Automation Track… –MVP Spotlight Series– SharePoint: DFS Share Creation Request Walkthrough (Part 1) by Mike Roberts (a Ryan Andorfer Co-Worker) Building Self Service Requests Using SharePoint This blog post doesn't focus explicitly on automation but… Read more

Automation–MVP Spotlight Series–TFS and Service Management Automation – Better together!

Okay Readers – Here we go! Here is the first of six posts in the MVP Spotlight Series for the Automation Track… –MVP Spotlight Series– TFS and Service Management Automation – Better together! by Ryan Andorfer Overview Jim Britt of Microsoft gave us a really unique tool for SMA that is highly useful, the SMA… Read more

Automation–MVP Spotlight Series–Ryan Andorfer: End-to-End Automation for the Microsoft Stack

Hello Readers! I am very excited to announce the next Automation Blog Series… –MVP Spotlight Series– Ryan Andorfer: End-to-End Automation for the Microsoft Stack Who? Ryan Andorfer, MVP In his own words (from his MVP page): “I am a Cloud and Datacenter MVP working for a fortune 500 company. I specialize in end to end… Read more

Automation–System Center Orchestrator Engineering Blog–May 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 let’s be honest, this blog is so much more than Orchestrator now…it is really the System Center AUTOMATION Engineering Blog! To that end, this month I have four fantastic… Read more

Custom Resource Providers in Windows Azure Pack – Moving from Hello World to your own Resource Provider

Today we have again Torsten Kuhn as a guest blogger! Torsten is a Principal Consultant from Microsoft Consulting Services in Germany and he will walk us through the process of moving from the Hello World Custom Resource Provider to your own Resource Provider in Windows Azure Pack! Hello readers I'm Torsten Kuhn a Principal Consultant… Read more

Automation–System Center Orchestrator Engineering Blog Cross-Post: Authoring SMA Runbooks in the PowerShell ISE!

Hello Readers! Once again, I have an awesome blog post that I wanted to bring to the top of your reading list… Authoring SMA Runbooks in the PowerShell ISE by Joe Levy And right after you finish reading this great post (above), be sure to check out the latest (below) from the System Center Orchestrator… Read more

Managing Windows Azure with SMA

Hello readers, Jim Britt and Victor Arzate here. This time we will show you how you can manage Windows Azure services via Service Management Automation (a.k.a. SMA). Up until now we have shown you many samples on how to leverage SMA for automating processes for on-premises deployments (take a look at the August 2013 was… Read more

Automation–SMA Runbook Toolkit (SMART) for Runbook Import / Export–Updated!

Hey readers, well I have just updated the SMART for Runbook Import and Export and this post is all about discussing some of those updates. What is SMART for Runbook Import and Export You Ask? First things first – if you don’t know what SMART is – go here Automation–Service Management Automation–SMA Runbook Toolkit Spotlight–SMART… Read more

Custom Resource Providers in Windows Azure Pack – Extending the Hello World Sample calling a SMA Runbook

Today we have a guest blogger! Torsten Kuhn, Principal Consultant from Microsoft Consulting Services in Germany will walk us through the process of extending the Hello World Custom Resource Provider to call a SMA Runbook! Hello readers I'm Torsten Kuhn a Principal Consultant from Microsoft Services and in this post I will walk you through… Read more