Automation–Service Management Automation Tip/Trick–Leveraging InlineScript and $Using:Variable with PowerShell Workflow

A question came up on a recent SMA blog post Automation–Service Management Automation Runbook Spotlight–Exchange Distribution List Creation and the answer deserves its own blog post. Understanding the underlying moving parts of why we do what we do in SMA is just as important as the development of knowledge we provide through examples.  Some concepts… Read more

Automation–Service Management Automation Runbook Spotlight–Virtual Machine Startup by Priority (Part 1)

Hello Readers and Viewers! By now, especially if you are reading this, you likely have seen the following blog posts: Automation–An Introduction to Service Management Automation Automation–Service Management Automation–Getting Started with SMA Runbooks If not, I highly recommend you take some time and review the introductory content provided. The content in this blog post mini-series… Read more

Automation–Service Management Automation Runbook Spotlight–Exchange Distribution List Creation

Hello Readers!  I’m excited to provide you all with some cool new stuff that was introduced recently with System Center 2012 R2.  If you haven’t reviewed our Introduction post on SMA, go check it out here: Automation–An Introduction to Service Management Automation to get the “nickel tour” of all the rundown of Service Management Automation… Read more

Automation–Service Management Automation–Getting Started with SMA Runbooks

This blog post is going to cover the specifics around getting setup to use Service Management Automation (SMA) as well as how to import our future examples and fire them off in order to review the solutions in action!  This post should be considered another “staple” in your list of posts to consume as you… Read more

Automation–An Introduction to Service Management Automation

This post is a part of the nine-part “What’s New in Windows Server & System Center 2012 R2” series that is featured on Brad Anderson’s In the Cloud blog.  This blog post covers an introduction to Service Management Automation and PowerShell Workflow and how it applies to Brad’s larger topic of “Transform the Datacenter.”  To… Read more