ARM concepts in Azure Stack for the WAP Administrator – Troubleshooting IaaS in Azure Stack

Hello Readers! This blog is part 8 (and the last) of the series “ARM concepts in Azure Stack for the WAP Administrator.” In this post we’ll discuss and share troubleshooting techniques and resources that we have learned when working with customers and partners that are actively validating Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 1. Note Some information relates to… Read more

Writing a custom DSC resource for Remote Desktop (RDP) settings

Hello readers! In this previous post I talked about a simple example to guide you through the Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) authoring process. In this blog post we are going to create a custom DSC resource based on a practical situation where you need to manage your servers remotely. All the samples used… Read more

The case of the “Silly” DSC custom resource

In recent customer conversations, we got feedback that documentation on writing a custom Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) resource is still something which can use improvement, especially in the areas of step-by-step examples. Therefore, I have decided to write up a “silly” custom DSC resource to get our readers quickly up and running with… Read more

Calling an Orchestrator Runbook from SMA – Part 2

Hello readers! This is Part 2 of the “Calling an Orchestrator Runbook from SMA” blog post. In the previous blog post I talked about how you can call – or actually invoke – an Orchestrator Runbook from within Service Management Automation (SMA). In this blog post (Part 2) we are going to look at how… Read more

Calling an Orchestrator Runbook from SMA – Part 1

Hello readers! In this blog post I would like to show you how you can call an Orchestrator Runbook from within Service Management Automation (SMA). It demonstrates how you can use your current existing Orchestrator Runbooks and integrate those with SMA. In Part 2 I will be talking about more integration scenarios, for example how… Read more