Automation–MVP Spotlight Series–SMA: DFS Share Creation Request Walkthrough In Depth

Okay Readers – we have the next post ready to go! Here is the fourth of six posts in the MVP Spotlight Series for the Automation Track… –MVP Spotlight Series– SMA: DFS Share Creation Request Walkthrough In Depth by Ryan Andorfer Assumptions You have followed the first blog post in this series You have a… Read more

Automation-Service Management Automation-Reusing Event Data when Developing SMA Runbooks

Hello readers! A quick disclaimer: This post assumes you already are fairly comfortable with SMA, PowerShell Workflow, and external authoring tools for PowerShell.  If that’s not true, I highly encourage you to start by reading our earlier posts on SMA.  There are two main challenges when developing SMA runbooks that will be triggered by events… Read more

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

Updated tool : SMART Documentation and Conversion Helper for your Orchestrator Runbooks

Note: This tool is now included in a single package including all SMA Runbook Toolkit (SMART) tools. The download link has been updated below. Hello Readers, Some of you may be using the Orchestrator Visio and Word Generator today, to document your Orchestrator Runbooks. Some of you may also be using the SMART Runbook Conversion… 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

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