Orchestrator Integration Pack for Team Foundation Server now available for download!

Hi everyone Following on from our article on how to integrate with TFS, we have now released a community IP onto Codeplex for TFS! The TFS IP was developed by Zhenhua Yao who works in our Orchestrator Engineering team, and he has provided an excellent set of documentation which you can read here. Click here… Read more

Orchestrator Integration Pack Betas for VMware vSphere and IBM Netcool IPs now available

Today we are very excited to announce the availability of two new Integration Pack (IP) Betas for System Center Orchestrator. We have published the new IPs for IBM Netcool and VMware vSphere which are available for immediate download by clicking the links. You can find the full details for the IPs over on the Orchestrator… Read more

Orchestrator extensibility – Creating TFS Integrations using PowerShell

We have had a lot of requests for a Team Foundation Server Integration Pack, and the team has been working on, testing and using one internally. Zhenhua Yao who works in our Orchestrator Engineering team has written up a post describing how we did this, and for those who just can’t wait, he has provided… Read more

Opalis Integration Pack for PowerShell

Hi Everyone Our resident  8 minute video creator and Blogger extraordinaire Charles Joy has created and published a new Integration Pack for PowerShell. You can read Charles full blog post about the IP here.   In Charles own words: If you have worked with PowerShell in OIS, you have likely needed to reference blog posts which… Read more

Opalis example–Adding a User as an Approver of a Change Request

Hi everyone I have posted a new Opalis – Service Manager runbook sample over on the Opalis Blog where we want to add a user as an approver of a Review Activity in a Change request. This sample is a good example of how integrated the System Center solutions are, and how powerful the Opalis… Read more

TechNet EDGE Interview on Service Manager 2010

Last week was published a video where I provide a brief introduction to System Center Service Manager 2010.  Frankly, I only scratch the surface of the rich capabilities of Service Manager, but you’ll get a decent overview of what the product can do including incident and change management, the different consoles, and the tight integration… Read more

How System Center Aligns to Gartner’s Top 10 Technology Trends

[Updated Mar 2: Removed original image of Gartner slide image due to Gartner policy – this can still be viewed in the Gartner presentation.] A while ago, my colleague Jeff Wettlaufer posted a blog that presented a post on CIO.com that presented the “5 Must-have IT Management Technologies for 2010.” Of the areas Jeff presented,… Read more

System Center Configuration Manager Dashboard: What does it really look like?

Hi everyone, we have had a number of requests to share some experiences with the new Dashboard beta we have released.  We have had several requests for some screen shots of an environment with some data.  Here are some sample screen shots from a demo VM set we are running, but hopefully they will give… Read more

Consolidated List of Service Manager Resources and ‘How To’ Information

For those of you who have been following the Service Manager blog, you’ve seen the wealth of content that our Service Manager team have been busily communicating. My colleagues Travis Wright sent me the consolidated list below, which cover a superb wealth of information for anyone who is using, or planning to use, Service Manager. … Read more

Configuration Manager and Intel vPro integration

Hi everyone, recently at the Intel Developer Forum, we sat down with our friends at Intel and recorded a demonstration of the integration between ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 and Intel vPro.  The video is now live, and is available here on Edge.  I hope you find it useful. For more information, please visit:System Center Configuration Manager… Read more