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  • Blog Post: 8 Minute Demo - System Center-Opalis - Incident Remediation

    Good day readers/viewers! Today I have something at little different. Well a lot different. I took off my programming and training hats, and decided to put on my demo hat. The following Videos are 8 Minute Demos of System Center-Opalis as it is used in an Incident Remediation Use Case, included first...
  • Blog Post: Ten “8-Minute-Demo Video Series” Videos – Now on MS Showcase!

    Attention all Readers/Viewers, I have some fantastic news! Ten of the most popular “8-Minute-Demo Video Series” videos are now available on MS Showcase! Before anyone asks, yes, the videos are the same, but now they will be presented in Silverlight on that very formal looking UI that MS Showcase has...
  • Blog Post: 8 Minute Demo – CMDB Federation and Event Remediation

    Hello Readers/Viewers! Today we get another addition to the “8-Minute-Demo Video Series” (or as it has been so aptly named) :) The following video will walk you through some “slideware” on two Opalis Examples: “ CMDB Federation ” and “ Event Remediation ”   enJOY!
  • Blog Post: 8 Minute Demo - .NET Scripting Object – C#

    Good Morning Readers/Viewers! I decided to dive a little deeper today and provide a more “technical” demonstration for this, the latest addition to the “8-Minute-Demo Video Series”. In this video you will see how useful the “.NET Script Object” is and how it enables advanced workflow (databus) data manipulation...
  • Blog Post: 8 Minute Demo – Automated Hyper-V Integration Services Upgrade with OIS and VMM!

    Hello readers and viewers! I realize it has been a LONG time since I published an “8-Minute-Demo”, but I figured it was time. I was going to wait until my voice was back to normal, but I didn’t know how long you would have to wait. So, please excuse the hoarseness of my voice. Today’s Video Topic: Have...
  • Blog Post: 8 Minute Demo – Orchestrated Cloud Application Deployment

    Good Morning Readers and Viewers! I had my head in the clouds for this installment of the 8-Minute-Demo Video Series . Today we explore Windows Azure and the Orchestrated Deployment of a Cloud Application utilizing System Center ( Opalis Integration Server and Service Manager ). VIDEO VIDEO DEMONSTRATION...
  • Blog Post: 8 Minute Demo – SC2012 Orchestrator - Policy to Runbook Migration Tips

    Hello Readers and Viewers! Again, it has been a while, but I hope to make it up to you with an extra-special (and extra-long) “8 Minute Demo” Video! This one is warm off the heels (okay, cold off the heels) of MMS 2012, where I presented and demonstrated some Policy to Runbook Migration Tips… I did my...
  • Blog Post: 8 Minute Demo – Opalis & SharePoint, Together At Last

    The long anticipated SharePoint Integration Pack was released to CodePlex on November 20th, 2010 by Jeff Fanjoy, Senior Support Escalation Engineer, Microsoft Corporation. The Integration Pack (.oip) file and User Guide are posted here: http://opalis.codeplex.com/releases/view/56094 I decided that just...
  • Blog Post: System Center Orchestrator 2012 BETA is here!

    Readers/Viewers, in the event that you have not yet heard about the release of the SC Orchestrator 2012 BETA, here it is: ***Announcing the System Center Orchestrator Beta!*** Here are some related and helpful links to accompany this announcement: Download the SC Orchestrator 2012 BETA: http://www.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: 8 Minute Demo – OIS & VMM Self-Service Portal 2.0 SP1

    Hello Readers/Viewers! Today we take a look at some new functionality within the VMM Self-Service Portal 2.0 SP1 Release. BACKGROUND If you haven’t already heard, Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 SP1 was recently released. In the long list of new features , one in particular stood out...
  • Blog Post: Released! - System Center Opalis Integration Server 6.3 Unleashed

    Hello Readers/Viewers! I am proud to announce that the System Center Opalis Integration Server 6.3 Unleashed book is now available. For some of you this is not news, as it was actually released a couple weeks ago, this is just the first opportunity I have had to get the information on my blog. :) Some...
  • Blog Post: Introduction

    Hello Class. Err. Hello Readers! This is my first stab at [we]blogging, so I have to vet some things out: verbiage, tone, content, length, etc. Sadly, this first entry will not contain any juicy technical information, but I didn't want a "contentless" blog. I know what you are thinking (well at...
  • Blog Post: OIS 6.3 - Self-Monitoring & Event Notifications

    Readers/Viewers, this is just a simple post which will be directly referenced content by the OIS 6.3 - Advanced Workflow & Best Practice Video Tutorial post. BACKGROUND Opalis Integration Server (OIS) has the built-in ability to “Self-Monitor”. Each object has the ability to throw an exception if...
  • Blog Post: Opalis Saves Time, Money and Stress - Get Started Today!!!

    By now you have read or heard something about Opalis. I know this, because you are here, reading this blog. I know, I know, you may have “ Binged ” “Opal” because you are shopping for some jewelry… That is ok, Opalis still may be able to save you or someone you know time, money and stress (in their Datacenter...
  • Blog Post: 8 Minute Demo – OIS-SCVMM PowerShell Execution Options

    Good Day Readers/Viewers! Today we are showcasing some standard, but very powerful Opalis functionality. The video walks you through a couple options for executing PowerShell from within Opalis against System Center Virtual Machine Manager. The two PowerShell Execution Options explored here are: Run...
  • Blog Post: 8 Minute Demo – OIS-SCOM Multi-Option Initiation

    I know, I know, you don’t hear from me in forever, and here I am cranking out two videos/posts in one day. What is the world coming to? Ok, for what you came here for… The following video is pretty simplistic. It illustrates the capability within Opalis in which workflows can be initiated from various...
  • Blog Post: 8 Minute Demo – Nested Workflows

    Welcome back Readers/Viewers! Today we dive into a favorite topic of mine, “Nested Workflows”. The reason I like this Opalis capability/feature so much is the amount of power and flexibility it gives you during your Workflow Design. Creating Workflows with the ability to call “Sub-Workflows” which perform...
  • Blog Post: Unofficial System Center Catalog

    Hello again Readers/Viewers, I wanted to quickly post about this very useful blog site: http://unofficialsystemcentercatalog.wordpress.com/ There are two Unofficial Catalogs available there: Opalis: “Is there an integration pack for … ?” Operations Manager: “Is there a management pack for …?” As more...
  • Blog Post: 8 Minute Demo - OIS-SCOM Extensibility Kit 2.0

    It has been quite a while, huh? My apologies, I have been SUPER busy. Hopefully I can make that up to all of you with the next couple posts. :) ORCHESTRATOR RC UPDATE (11/02/2011) CodePlex Links: OpsMgr Extensibility Kit (RC) User Guide NOTE: The rest of this post is unchanged, and can be referenced...
  • Blog Post: Installing Opalis Integration Server – Operator Console – Video Tutorial

    Alrighty then. Done. Wheew! As promised, I cranked out this final installment of the “Installing Opalis Integration Server Video Tutorial Series”. Once again, Roll Tape! I really do hope these help you get started down the track of installing and utilizing Opalis. Recently released (January 2011) by...
  • Blog Post: 8 Minute Demo – SCDEMO Reporting – Powered by Opalis

    Hello Readers and Viewers! It has been a while since I added to the “8 Minute Demo” Video Series, but today, along with some CodePlex content, I submit to you… drum roll… My 40th YouTube Video! Nah, though that is a true statement, it is not the intent of this post //obvious (besides, one of those videos...
  • Blog Post: 8 Minute Demo – PowerShell to SQL - Runbook Options

    Good Evening Readers/Viewers! I figured it was time to create another “8-Minute-Demo” for my favorite video series… So I have come back with something that I have recently been implementing for any Runbook implementing PowerShell data extraction for SQL data storage. It is a very simple concept, that...
  • Blog Post: 8 Minute Demo – Sanitizing OIS Exports

    Good evening readers/viewers! Today we take a look at a topic that you may or may not know you need to learn. :) SCENARIO: You have a policy or set of policies that you would like to export and share. ISSUE: Regardless of the number of Global Settings and/or Global Configurations you use within your...
  • Blog Post: 8 Minute Demo – Runbook Designer Zoom!

    Good Evening Readers/Viewers! Tonight, from the road, we have a very different “8-Minute-Demo”. In fact, it may be the only “8-Minute-Demo” that is shorter than 8 minutes. :) The fact of the matter is, this topic is really not that complex, it is just simple “quirky” functionality I recently found within...
  • Blog Post: @Tech·Ed North America 2011 - System Center Orchestrator Booth

    I wanted to provide a quick guide to this blog for those of you new to this blog (especially those of you who have been directed to this site from one of the people at the System Center Orchestrator booth @ TENA 2011 !) :) SYSTEM CENTER ORCHESTRATOR BETA CEP SIGN-UP!!! - https://connect.microsoft.com...